This video is part of a series of four videos (Walkthrough, Market Appeal, Architecture, and Engineering) submitted to the Department of Energy for the competition. To see the rest of the videos, visit our Planet Forward Ideas page. This video describes the Market Appeal of Self-Reliance, Team Middlebury’s Solar Decathlon home. Self-Reliance is the only... Keep reading
Middlebury Solar Decathlon 2011
Middlebury College; U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon CompetitionContributor
The Middlebury Solar Decathlon is one of 20 collegiate teams competing in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 competition, a biennial green-building competition at the National Mall in Washington D.C. This competition is one of the most ambitious and inspiring events in the country, challenging teams to demonstrate inventive clean-energy solutions by building 100% solar-powered houses that feature cost-effective, energy-efficient construction and incorporate energy-saving appliances and renewable energy systems.
Team Middlebury\'s “Self-Reliance” reinvents the iconic New England Farmhouse, integrating today\'s efficient technologies into a home for a Vermont family of four.