Solar Decathlon 2011 ran from Sept. 23 - Oct. 2, and the event was a great success! This week we highlighted a story from the Solar Decathlon News Blog, which announced Appalachian State University as the winner of the People's Choice award. Drew gave us a thoughtful recap of the event and reminded us why DOE sponsors this bi-annual event:  Because the results can transform the world by using today's renewable technology to build the houses of tomorrow.

Did you get a chance to see the houses, or did you follow the teams on Facebook or their website? What did you think of the event?

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