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Solar Decathlon 2009

By: Samantha Johnson on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:23 p.m.
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University of Minnesota

This team's house is built to fight the cold. It includes a modified gabled roofline that offers a new, yet familiar, look and easy solar access for PV and solar thermal panels. The house has radiant, under-floor heating that uses hot water supplied by flat-plate solar collectors to heat the house in winter and recharge and an innovative desiccant dehumidification system for use in the summer. Learn more about this house.