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.

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