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Photo of a group of people looking at evacuated-tube collectors.

Washington State University team members show off their evacuated-tube collectors for the home's solar hot water system.
(Credit: Stefano Paltera, Solar Decathlon)

Solar Decathlon 2005

Feature Articles

The Solar Decathlon is a very intense competition and a proving ground for many technologies that are readily available today and others that the students have just invented. Even though many of products are available off the shelf today, the technology behind them might be new to many people. These feature articles will explain many of the technologies, as well as give you a glimpse into the life of a Solar Decathlon team.

Also don't miss the Daily Journal and Daily Photos to give you a sense of what life is lie at the solar village on the National Mall!