2015 Solar Decathlon
Cal Poly architecture and engineering students designed this Solar Decathlon competition entry, which earned a third-place finish in Irvine, CA. This zero-net energy demonstration house was constructed at Cal Poly in collaboration with both professional contractors and students. Richard Beller led a fourth-year Solar Decathlon studio for five consecutive academic quarters, working closely with a group of over 100 students and thirteen faculty members collaborating on the design. Innovative features include a translucent roof of bifacial solar panels that combines indoor and outdoor space to create a shaded extension of the living space.
You can learn more about the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition by visiting their website.