Solar-powered, net-zero energy homes demonstrate mainstream appeal at U.S. Solar Decathlon

Led by the University of Maryland and Purdue University, the 2011 version of the U.S. Solar Decathlon demonstrated how high-tech energy and common sense are going mainstream, all while zeroing out electricity consumption from the grid. Every step of the way participating students — and perhaps elected officials — garnered valuable lessons for the U.S. […]

Push is strenthening to keep 2011 U.S. Solar Decathlon on National Mall

Might the National Park Service have double-booked the Mall for the weekend of Sept. 24-25? A master plan to rejuvenate the lawn and walkways on the U.S. National Mall  does NOT stand in the way of the long-ago scheduled 2011 Solar Decathlon solar advocates are learning today. And they are pressing hard this week through […]