Forget battle of the bands, we can’t get enough battle of the solar homes (AKA Solar Decathlon) here at TreeHugger. This year, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy succeeds again in bringing together 20 university teams to compete in creating the most inviting and efficient solar-powered home based on a strict set of criteria.
Hard hats in hand, TreeHugger went on location with Planet Green (stay tuned for their Solar Showdown special airing on Discovery Home in December!) to get a special glimpse into the lives of these young, solar-achievers and their solar abodes before winners are announced on Friday. Stay tuned: Tomorrow, University of Maryland’s masterpiece and an interview with their solar tech teammate.