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The Solar Decathlon, in which 20 universities build a solar-powered home, is a showcase for energy-efficient and solar technologies--some of which are available now, while others are invented for the event. Andy Karsner, the U.S. assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, says the competition is a way to educate both students competing in the event and the general public who can see the modular houses on the National Mall in Washington.
The Solar Decathlon, a competition among 20 universities to build the best solar-powered house, opened last week at the National Mall in Washington. CNET News.com's Martin LaMonica talks with students, government officials and advisers about the market viability of solar energy, as well as the secrets to winning.
The Solar Decathlon, a competition among 20 universities to build the best solar-powered house, opened last week at the National Mall in Washington. CNET News.com's Martin LaMonica talks with students, government officials and advisers about the market vi
Santa Clara University student Yasemin Kimyacioglu talks to Martin LaMonica from CNET News.com about the green features of the Mission style home her university entered into the Solar Decathlon in Washington D.C., a competition to build the best solar-powered house. It's the university's first entrance into the competition.
Molly Wood visits the University of California at Berkeley racing team, grabs a helmet, and takes a ride in its 100 percent solar-powered race car.
Charlie Gay, general manager of Applied Materials' solar business, speaks to CNET News.com's Martin LaMonica about solar industry dynamics at the Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. Gay, who has worked in the business for over 30 years, says large-scale manufacturing will bring down the price of solar electricity. Investments will result in incremental improvements in panel efficiency, rather than huge technology breakthroughs, he says.
In the Green Show this week, we stop by the Solar Decathlon, find out what causes 17 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, and look at why Volkswagen would invest in high-tech stairs.
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On the Green Show this week, we wrap up results from the Solar Decathlon, find out what percentage of consumers would purchase a green phone, and talk about why you can't always trust the Energy Star label.
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