While members of Congress are raising h-ll about the Solyndra bankruptcy, just a little distance away, Solyndra technology is powering an absolutely gorgeous home available for public visit for the coming two weeks.
Embracing our "Sputnik moment" is what twenty college teams from around the world are doing as they compete in this year's Solar Decathlon. They are bringing some of the most innovative designs and technology to make super-efficient solar homes of the future.
Can a liberal education prepare you to compete in the Solar Decathlon? In the spirit of Emerson, "Self Reliance," from Middlebury, will be the only submission from a liberal arts school to the Department of Energy's architectural competition.