Thursday, 20 September 2012

Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 / Part 1

 Odoo House outdoor space


























The renewable energy sector officially lives in a time warp. The second edition of the European Solar Decathlon, on show in Madrid now, features 19 energy efficient houses that generate their own power. Disappointing though that they do so with superseded technologies. The competition, however, is a great initiative for raising awareness on the need to consume less natural resources and reduce waste generation, and the houses, designed by universities from around the globe, are a good example of efficient design.