Solar Decathlon – Tennessee’s on Top

By Victoria Riess, Planet Forward

Recently on Planet Forward, viewers voted and TENNESSEE is on top in the race for the Solar Decathlon! Check out the Tennessee team’s use of solar energy, insulated windows and a remote control iPad in their innovative new approach to a sustainable lifestyle. Also this week, ask expert Bill Worthen what HIS thoughts are on the Tennessee team’s Living Light House.

Living Light

image via University of Tennessee

GET ON TOP: Want to see your favorite solar decathlon team’s video featured here? LIKE them!

FROM #SUNNYIDEAS: #Sunnyideas is Planet Forward’s Solar Decathlon hashtag. Share your #Sunnyidea and maybe YOU can be featured here! Thanks to @MPGomatic for this #Sunnyidea RT: No hot water? A (n)ice cold shower saves water while eliminating the need for that third cup of coffee.

IN THE NEWS: A solar powered charging kit brought to you by PFF Kristina Sgueglia. Thanks, Kristina. Submit your news item to our Newsdesk.

FROM the AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS: Meet Planet Forward Expert Bill Worthen. Bill will be commenting on the Solar Decathlon videos throughout the month. Got a question for Bill or one of the other Planet Forward Experts? Check out Planet Forward’s Ask an Expert. (Experts are standing by.)

NEXT WEEK: More from the Solar Decathlon. Want to influence which team we feature next? LIKE your favorite team!

FROM @SOLARCRICKET: Do you like solar energy? Help stop the haters like this guy and LIKE your favorite Solar Decathlon teams. The @SolarCricket is counting on YOU!

Music: Kevin MacLeod

Editor’s Note: This column comes to us as a cross post courtesy of Planet Forward. Author credit goes to VIctoria Riess.

I am the editor-in-chief and founder for EarthTechling. This site is my desire to bring the world of green technology to consumers in a timely and informative matter. Prior to this my previous ventures have included a strong freelance writing career and time spent at Silicon Valley start ups.