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22 September

Solar Decathlon (22)-Team Belgium Ghent University’s E-Cube Design of 2011


Dear Readers,

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Now, back to Solar Decathlon of 2011: Wow! Can’t believe it!  This is the last of the twenty collegiate designs being shown at Solar Decathlon of 2011.  You know what they say about last but not the least…and so is Team Belgium by Ghent University’s E-Cube design.  As its name suggests, the appearance of E-Cube design looks like something out of a science fiction movie, with its two-story, cube-like shape, clean and compactly boxy exterior, complimented by a spacious interior for a family of four with two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen, and living areas.  E-Cube is an affordable, do-it-yourself building kit for a solar-powered house that is pre-engineered, factory-built, and easily assembled without special skills.  The design begins with a starter unit that may be upgraded with enhancements to the PV system and interior finishes as well as extensions to the living space, allowing homeowners to personalize the house according to time and budget available.  This house is also structurally flexible with wall panels that are adaptable and an expandable pallet racking system. So, the E-Cube can be reconfigured and expanded.  The passive design and solar panels on the roof will eliminate heating and cooling costs upon completion of the house. Please take a look at this affordable zero-energy home designed and built by students of Ghent University—>

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