They are not just places to live.
They charge cars, plant food, collect water and generate electricity during a power outage. These Dwell-
Just like the beauty might make a little jealous of those who have a bigger house.
For example, Buffalo University has an indoor greenhouse for growing food every year. round.
The Orange County team offers a vertical garden, a surf shower, and a swing ang independent studio.
In order to withstand storms such as tornadoes, the nearby town of jopulin, misseris Claude College and Drury University were destroyed, using a reinforced wall surrounded by impact --Anti-fence.
Smart windows, accordion doors and movable walls are available at the residence.
In addition, they can charge the car.
Steve spiggs, an engineering student at California State University at Sacramento, said in a video about his team home that it was equipped with a garage.
Welcome to the two-year Solar Decathlon 2015 in the United States. S. -
The sponsorship contest started Thursday in Irvine, California.
University teams from all over the world compete to create the most attractive, affordable and dynamic university teams --efficient home.
Through solar panels, homes produce at least as much energy as they use.
They reuse water by collecting rain water.
These small homes of up to 1 thousand square feet or less go far beyond solar technology, demonstrating not only smart design, but also innovative ways to deal with drought or extreme weather.
Some are engineering miracles.
Like the biggest jigsaw puzzle you 've ever seen, Richard King, director of the Solar Decathlon competition, said at the home of Clemson University that it's made up of thousands of planes
Packed plywood locked together like Lego.
Although this is an amazing factor, the future of this game is cloudy.
It is losing its competitors when the United StatesS.
The solar industry is booming in China, Colombia and the UAE, and similar activities are being planned in other countries.
Six out of the first 20 teams, including Stanford, Yale and Fort Van Der.
Results: This year's event is the smallest since the Energy Department launched the US energy crisis. S.
It was a fusion of a range of things, Kim said, noting that the two teams withdrew almost immediately as their faculty advisors had moved to other schools.
Another reason: cash.
These projects typically cost at least $250,000, and DOE gives each team $50, down from $100,000 in previous years.
Several teams said they could not raise enough money. They get in-
Donations from the company, but they still need to design and build houses, ship them to pieces and reassemble them within days of the competition. Triple-
On October 6, 2105, in the Solar Decathlon competition in California Bay, the hydroponics garden of the University of Missouri Science and Technology filtered the recycled gray water.
Less than two months ago, Yale withdrew from the program on the grounds of insufficient funds.
Pablo Ponce de Leon, a construction student working on the project, said that yaleendow's donation is one of the largest universities in the world, locked in an investment, or designated for other purposes,
It doesn't matter if you raise the money, but we won't raise the money for you, he says that's the information for the development office.
He said his students
The team led did not start work early enough and did not have a dedicated teacher advisor.
Speaking of his exit, he said decathlon encouraged cuts --edge solutions.
Very expensive and long time-
Sandy Stannard, a professor of architecture at California tech State University, said he mentioned the need to create a smart home.
Her team's house is 15-
The foot glass wall in the living room folds backwards like an accordion, which reduces energy demand through biotechnology
The base material that absorbs and releases heat.
Carl Poly, who competed in the 2005 race, said with a smile: "It will take 10 years to recover.
Alex McDonald, a graduate student in mechanical engineering at the University of California, Irvine, said it is becoming more and more competitive.
He said that the Orange County team's house is very ambitious to imitate California's state flowers, bask in the sun during the day and close at night.
The windows of the House are automatically opened and closed according to the weather, as well as personal 3D printers and small thermoplastic recycling systems, allowing residents to break down unwanted objects and use materials for new products.
'We work hard to develop disruptive technologies, 'Mr. McDonald said, noting that his team is still working on some issues.
The house is too complicated and needs a project manager with borderline obsessive-compulsive disorder, he said.
The king agreed to raise the standard for every subsequent decathlon.
In 2011, in order to encourage people to afford it, competition began to impose penalties on houses costing more than $250,000.
This year, they asked for a car to travel 25 miles a day.
The circular windows built by the University of Missouri students at home provide a unique perspective of California Polytechnic State University's entry into San Luis Obispo in October 5, 2015, in the United States. S.
S. Department of Energy's two-year solar decathlon competition in California Bay.
We expanded the Solar Decathlon from the house to the family, said the king. Why?
He said that when he built the Solar Energy himself, he reduced the electricity bill to zero.
But because of his family car, its total carbon emissions have fallen by only half.
So he wants his competitors to solve the other half of the car.
These teams address the local situation.
In response to urban density, the New York City Institute of Technology has built a stackable House.
In response to the drought, the University of Texas, Austin, worked with the German University of Technology to collect rain water and reuse the gray water left by the shower or dishwasher.
It has one below
A deck system for purifying and storing drinking water or irrigation water.
Several storms. proof homes.
Looking back at the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, New Jersey students
Based at Stevens Institute of Technology, using optical fiber
Compound blinds and solar panels that power the house during power outages and even allow neighbors to charge their electronics.
These teams include community colleges or foreign universities that are judged on 10 criteria including affordability, construction, engineering, and market appeal.
After the game ended in October 17, the championship was named.
Kim said that despite the small number of families, he expected high public turnout.
As for 2017, he planned a different approach to avoid a team exit.
Instead of paying them cash in advance, he would give them bonuses ranging from $50,000 to $300,000 each.
Now the winner has only the right to brag.
Next time, he said, "You have to show up to get your money . ".