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 Photo Highlights of the New York Institute of Technology House at the 2007 Solar Decathlon

 

 

 


     

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Here's a peek at the New York Institute of Technology's house at the 2007 Solar Decathlon. In the spirit of open source, the team has made the plans for their house available on their web site. The team has named their house "OPEN House".

These glass plates containing photovoltaic cells are a very attractive way to integrate PV into a home.

 

Energy flow in the home is displayed on a computer screen.

 

These shades can be pulled down to reduce the sun's heat from building up in the home, but occupants can still see out.

 

Three separate solar products can be seen here: conventional solar photovoltaic panels covering the south facing roof, water heating collectors at the top center of the roof, and the three rows of panels which provide shade for the glass windows and also generate electricity.

 

 

 

 

 Oct. 2007

 

 

 

 

 

       
 





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