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Solar Decathlon 2009

By: Samantha Johnson on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:23 p.m.
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Team Germany

The surPLUS home began with essentially a two-story cube. The surface is covered with solar cells — ingle-crystal silicon on the roof, thin-film copper indium gallium diselenide on the sides — that are expected to produce an incredible 200 percent of the energy needed to run the home. Inside, there is a single multifunctional space. Learn more about this house.