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Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
Rice University ZEROW House, Solar Decathlon 2009 Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
Rice University's green wall provides passive cooling and aesthetic appeal to their solar-powered house during the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
Rice University students assemble their solar hot-water collector on the roof of their house during the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
Students at Rice University save energy by drying their laundry in the sun. Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
Rice University ZEROW House, Solar Decathlon 2009 hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Mall, Washington, D.C. Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
Catie Beckhorn, 13, front, who is working on her school report on the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, writes down information about Rice University's green wall used to provide passive cooling and aesthetic appeal for their solar-powered house. Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
Rice University ZEROW House with the Capitol building in the background, Solar Decathlon 2009 Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
Rice University ZEROW House, Solar Decathlon 2009 Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), center, poses for a photo with Rice University students in front of their solar-powered house. Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
Rice University ZEROW House, Solar Decathlon 2009 Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
Rice University ZEROW House, Solar Decathlon 2009 Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
Rice University ZEROW House, Solar Decathlon 2009 Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
Rice University ZEROW House, Solar Decathlon 2009 Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
Rice University ZEROW House, Solar Decathlon 2009 Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
The Rice University team designed the dining table for affordability by using Ikea elements. Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
Rice University ZEROW House bathroom, Solar Decathlon 2009 Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Rice Solar Decathlon, ZEROW house
Rice University ZEROW House bedroom, Solar Decathlon 2009 Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon