A team of Middlebury students competed in the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. This biennial competition challenges the 20 best teams from around the world to design and build a 650-1,000-square-foot solar-powered house. Our team was the only one selected from a liberal arts school and we competed against teams from large research institutions. After the competition on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the house was returned to Middlebury and reassembled on the campus as a residence for students.
Solar Decathlon Team’s website