The biennial Solar Decathlon finished today and teams will begin the grunt work of taking their homes back or sending them off if the homes were acquired.  As we’ve done in the past, here’s a short roundup of all 19 Solar Decathlon homes for 2011.  The competition fosters the design, build, and operation of net-zero energy homes that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.  Maryland won the entire competition, and Appalachian State was given the People’s Choice Award. 

Appalachian State University
The Solar Homestead —

Florida International University
perFORM[D]ance House —

Middlebury College
Self-Reliance —

New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington
First Light —

The Ohio State University
enCORE —

Parsons and Stevens Institute of Technology
Empowerhouse —

Purdue University
INhome —


Team Belgium: Ghent University
E-Cube —

Canada: University of Calgary
Technological Residence, Traditional Living (TRTL) —

Team China: Tongji University
Y Container —

Team Florida (USF, FSU, UCF, and UF)
Flex House —

Team Massachusetts (MassArt, Umass Lowell)
4D Home —

Team New Jersey (Rutgers, NJIT)
ENJOY House —

Team New York (The City College of New York)
Solar Roofpod —

Tidewater Virginia (ODU, Hampton U)
Unit 6 Unplugged —

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Re_home —

University of Maryland
WaterShed —

The University of Tennessee
Living Light: UT Solar Decathlon House —

[+] Check out the Solar Decathlon 2011 models.
[+] Check out the Solar Decathlon 2011 renderings.

*University of Hawaii has withdrawn from competition.

Credit: Jim Tetro/U.S. DOE.