University of Nevada Las Vegas
Team website: solardecathlon.unlv.edu
For the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, the University of Nevada Las Vegas will present the Autonomy House.
The Autonomy House is a self-sufficient, net-zero leisure house that responds to the unique environment of the Mojave Desert and adapts to the changing needs of a modern family. By capturing the ever-abundant sunlight and conserving the rare and precious water of the desert, the Autonomy House will allow its occupants to live independently and age comfortably in a home that touches the ground lightly but lives large.