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Solar Decathlon 2011

Team China: Tongji University

Team China's entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011, Y Container, was constructed from six recycled shipping containers arranged to form an equilateral Y shape. The Y Container concept targeted young professionals in China, where disparities between incomes and housing costs make owning a home prohibitive.

At the time of the competition, Y Container was scheduled to be transported back to Tongji University, where it was to be part of a new Green Energy Exhibition on campus. No further information is available.

Photo of the Y Container. Enlarge image

Team China's Y Container consists of six containers that were shipped to Washington, D.C., with all the team's parts and materials inside—ready for assembly on the National Mall.

Who: Tongji University
What: Y Container
1239 Siping Road
People's Republic of China
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