Maintains comfortable and healthy indoor environmental conditions
Supplies energy to household appliances for cooking, cleaning, and entertainment
Provides adequate hot water
Produces as much or more energy than it consumes. (List via Solar Decathlon Website)
The contest was judged and run from September 23rd until October 2nd. Here are the last recorded scores for each team, within the top 5:
New Zealand 919.058
Middlebury College 914.809
Ohio State 903.938
One of the most intriguing aspects of this competition is the charting of the energy balance, taking a look at the created village to see how much energy was produced and how much used to help better understand energy needs and efficiency.
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