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2011 Solar Decathlon

Help This New England Church Become More Efficient

Susanna Murley | Posted 03.07.2012 | Green
Susanna Murley

Recently, a Planet Forward member emailed me to ask how her church should become more energy efficient, especially considering their tight budget.

Energy Secretary Chu on the Coolest Solar Decathlon Innovations (Video)

Susanna Murley | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

Planet Forward's Frank Sesno catches up with Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu on site at the 2011 Solar Decathlon.

On Houses and Homes: Top 5 Stories Behind Solar Decathlon Entries

Susanna Murley | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

Planet Forward has been following the Solar Decathlon teams. These are the five that stand out to us that have the best stories connecting their houses to their culture.

Solyndra Technology Powers Washington, D.C.

A. Siegel | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

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.

Sunshine Hits D.C.: A Peview of the Solar Decathlon

A. Siegel | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

One of the nation's most important (and sadly too little discussed) intercollegiate competitions is about to open in Washington, DC: the biennial Sola...

Some Sunshine Hits Washington, DC

A. Siegel | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Those interested in exploring the potential and reality of sunshine in a clean energy future have a plethora of things to do in Washington, DC, in the coming weeks.

The DOE's Solar Decathlon Prepares Graduates for Green Jobs

Susanna Murley | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

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.

Who Will Win the 2011 Solar Decathlon?

Susanna Murley | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

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.