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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon

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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><i><b>By Renewable Energy World Editors</b></i><br> Stevens Institute of Technology won top honors in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 by designing, building and operating the most cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive solar powered house. Fourteen teams competed in 10 contests throughout a nine-day stretch that gauged each team’s house on performance, livability and affordability. Take a look at this slideshow of the 14 entries on display at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, Calif. </p> </div>

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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Solar Decathalon 2015 winner Stevens Institute of Technology earned 950.685 points out of a possible 1,000 to win the competition. Stevens Institute of Technology also placed first in the Engineering Contest. <i>Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon</i> </p> </div>

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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, second place in the overall contest. <i>Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon</i> </p> </div>

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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, third place in the overall contest. <i>Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon</i> </p> </div>

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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">The University of Texas at Austin and Technische Universitaet Muenchen, fourth overall, and third place in the Engineering Contest. <i>Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon</i> </p> </div>

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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Missouri University of Science and Technology. <i>Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon</i> </p> </div>

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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Clemson University. <i>Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon</i> </p> </div>

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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">University of California, Davis. <i>Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon</i> </p> </div>

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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Crowder College and Drury University. <i>Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon</i> </p> </div>

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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Team Orange County – University of California, Irvine; Chapman University; Irvine Valley College; and Saddleback College – second place in the Engineering Contest. <br><i>Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon</i> </p> </div>

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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">California State University, Sacramento. <i>Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon</i> </p> </div>

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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">State University of New York at Alfred College of Technology and Alfred University. <i>Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon</i> </p> </div>

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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">West Virginia University and University of Roma Tor Vergata. <i>Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon</i> </p> </div>

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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">New York City College of Technology. <i>Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon</i> </p> </div>

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Solar Powered Houses of This Year’s DOE Solar Decathlon

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Western New England University, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, and Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana. <i>Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon</i> </p> </div>