RISD Unveils Their Solar Decathlon Entry

It’s been almost a year since we brought you the story about Austin’s designers who entered the Solar Decathlon, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, and now we’re thrilled to report that the unveiling of the 18 entries will be on October 7-16 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Shown here is a rendering from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) whose design is an 800-square-foot exhibition home that meets all the energy needs of a typical family using only the power of the sun. This two year work-in-progress design has been on display in Providence and will soon be dismantled and transported to Washington. Judging will be on October 12 and is divided into 10 contests, ranging from architecture, to dwelling, to appliances and hot water. An overall winner of the Solar Decathlon will be announced on October 14th. Thanks for the tip, Guinevere H. and good luck! ::RISD (press release)