Team Rhône-Alpes’ Canopea House Wins the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe!

September 29, 2012 by  
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Big news out of Madrid:  Team Rhône-Alpes’ Canopea House has won the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe ! At the forefront of the competition since winning the Architecture and Operations prizes, this compact home is topped with a 10,7 kW array of photovoltaic panels that produce enough energy for both floors and a mini EV. Designed to evolve into whole nanotowers of stacked modules, Canopea addresses the overwhelming need for sustainable urban housing in the alpine corridor. The top six homes in the final standings are as follows: 1. Canopea House by Team Rhône-Alpes 2. Patio 2.12 by Team Andalucia 3. MED in Italy by Team Italy 4. ECOLAR by Team Germany 5. Counter Entropy by RWTH Aachen University 6. ODOO Project by Team Hungary In the first week of the 2012 Solar Decathlon in Madrid , competition was touch and go, but Canopea has kept a fairly constant lead since winning the architecture and operations categories. Not only has this team demonstrated remarkable engineering skills, but they’ve displayed consistent leadership in virtually every category. Team Rhône-Alpes received a whopping 120 points for architecture, 116.85 for functionality and 86.70 for sustainability for the two-story Canopea prototype topped by a crown of PV panels . However, their nanotowers could scale up both horizontally and vertically to create whole neighborhoods of Canopeas, which is something that the judges took into consideration. The final scores haven’t been released yet, but since today’s win hinged on innovation, we’re not at all surprised to see the team from France take first place. + Canopea by Team Rhône-Alpes + Solar Decathlon on Inhabitat

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Team Rhône-Alpes’ Canopea House Wins the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe!

Team Rhône-Alpes’ Canopea House Wins the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe!

September 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Big news out of Madrid:  Team Rhône-Alpes’ Canopea House has won the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe ! At the forefront of the competition since winning the Architecture and Operations prizes, this compact home is topped with a 10,7 kW array of photovoltaic panels that produce enough energy for both floors and a mini EV. Designed to evolve into whole nanotowers of stacked modules, Canopea addresses the overwhelming need for sustainable urban housing in the alpine corridor. The top six homes in the final standings are as follows: 1. Canopea House by Team Rhône-Alpes 2. Patio 2.12 by Team Andalucia 3. MED in Italy by Team Italy 4. ECOLAR by Team Germany 5. Counter Entropy by RWTH Aachen University 6. ODOO Project by Team Hungary In the first week of the 2012 Solar Decathlon in Madrid , competition was touch and go, but Canopea has kept a fairly constant lead since winning the architecture and operations categories. Not only has this team demonstrated remarkable engineering skills, but they’ve displayed consistent leadership in virtually every category. Team Rhône-Alpes received a whopping 120 points for architecture, 116.85 for functionality and 86.70 for sustainability for the two-story Canopea prototype topped by a crown of PV panels . However, their nanotowers could scale up both horizontally and vertically to create whole neighborhoods of Canopeas, which is something that the judges took into consideration. The final scores haven’t been released yet, but since today’s win hinged on innovation, we’re not at all surprised to see the team from France take first place. + Canopea by Team Rhône-Alpes + Solar Decathlon on Inhabitat

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