The Solar Decathlon challenges twenty collegiate teams from around the world to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost effective, energy-efficient and attractive. The program is designed to educate students and the general public on the innovative options for building sustainable communities. The house designed by Team Massachusetts is comprised of students from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell and the Massachusetts College of Art.
The Team Massachusetts house will be a net-zero home and is currently under construction in Washington, D.C. It will be completed for the 2011 Solar Decathlon event, which will take place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., from September 23 to October 2, 2011.
“The mission of the Solar Decathlon is aligned with Solectria Renewables’ commitment to deliver the highest quality and most innovative photovoltaic (PV) inverters, services and solutions that enhance grid-tied energy efficiency,”
To learn more about Team Massachusetts net-zero home, please go to http://4dhome.us/
About Solectria Renewables, LLC
Solectria Renewables, LLC is the leading U.S. based grid-tied photovoltaic inverter manufacturer for residential, commercial and utility-scale solar installations. Our versatile line of high efficiency products provide power solutions ranging from 1 kW residential systems to multi-megawatt solar farms. Solectria Renewables’ products are backed by more than 20 years of experience in the power electronic and inverter industries and supported by world class warranties. All of our commercial and utility-scale PV inverters are manufactured in the USA, ARRA compliant, Ontario FIT Content Compliant, and listed to UL 1741/ IEEE 1547.
About Team Massachusetts
Team Massachusetts is composed of students from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Together, the team has designed a New England-inspired 4D Home; a solar-powered prototype house proven to be affordable, ultra-efficient which can adapt to a family's changing needs. The team hopes the 4D Home will serve as a precedent for home builders and designers creating sustainable homes in New England.
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