Named for the 90-degree temperature spread that Vermonters are likely to experience in a year, the ΔT90 solar house project is on schedule for its October debut at the Department of Energy’s international Solar Decathlon 2013 competition.
For more than three years, Norwich University’s architecture, business, construction engineering management and engineering students have been conceptualizing, planning, designing and, finally, building a house with an impressive array of credentials.
Not only will this 1,000-square-foot, two-bedroom house draw enough power from the sun to eliminate heating costs, it can be built at a price affordable to a Vermont family with an average income.
Norwich is one of 20 schools selected to build and present a house at the Solar Decathlon, to be held Oct. 3 to 13, 2013, in Irvine, Calif.
In this video, made with the help of student video and photography, builders talk about the project taking shape.