By putting solar panels on your roof and an electric car in your garage, you could essentially drive for free. How soon can you start?
CHIP is one of the more curious-looking entries in the 2011 Solar Decathlon and certainly the only home in the competition that incorporates a parking space. With its unusual boxy shape and exterior skin made from vinyl-coated fabric mesh, this home’s petite size of less than 800 square feet makes it the ideal candidate for urban infill projects.
2011 Solar Decathlon
Fire up those photovoltaics, ladies and gents … the 2011 Solar Decathlon is upon us. Here’s a sneak peak of the innovative Solar Decathlon houses.
5 breakthroughs that will make solar power cheaper than coal
Solar technology charges forward despite Washington’s backward march. Just check out this solar cell printed on paper — MIT has found a way to print solar cells on just about anything, using low temperatures and vapor. The resulting printed paper cell is extremely durable and can be folded and unfolded more than 1,000 times with no loss in performance!