Friday, October 16, 2009
Solar Decathlon: And the Winner is....
Following up on their win in the last Solar Decathlon two years ago, TEAM Germany takes first place in the overall competition.
With a facade clad in photovoltaic panels plus rooftop solar panels, this prototype boasts an astounding 18Kw of energy generation at peak capacity.
I ran into their lead consulting carpenter Achmed who gave me a run-down on the winning technology. Achmed volunteered that his wardrobe was typical of German carpenters, albeit with a decidedly more formal hat.