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Solar Decathlon 2013

University of Southern California

University of Southern California’s fluxHome placed 10th overall at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. The team won first place in the Appliances Contest and third in Architecture.

The fluxHome was designed to celebrate the cultural and technological changes of the 21st century. Unique features include a transformable envelope system with smart-home technology that allows the house to adapt to the users’ lifestyle.

Although the team had originally planned to donate fluxHome to a low-income family after the competition, it found the donation not to be feasible. Instead, USC’s fluxHome was put up for sale. It was purchased by a local architect and is now a private residence in California.

Photo of fluxHome at Solar Decathlon 2013. Enlarge image

fluxHome at Solar Decathlon 2013. (Credit: Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Who: University of Southern California
What: fluxHome
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