The U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon will showcase affordable solar homes in California this Fall. An elite group of 20 collegiate teams have designed, built, and operated solar-powered houses that are cost-effective and energy-efficient. Of the 20, two teams are from Vermont. Along with Middlebury College, Norwich University is in the running this year.
The team from Norwich University hopes to do well with their solar-powered, affordable home. Matt Lutz is a professor of architecture at Norwich who led the student team.