The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.
The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.
Today they dismantled these homes and are donating them to needy families.
Learn more at www.SolarDecathlon.gov.
Listen to this interview with Maggie McKay: