Solar in the Southern Hemisphere – New Zealand’s Solar House

By Jennifer Wolfe, Planet Forward

THIS WEEK: In this week’s webisode check out the New Zealand team’s neat innovations like the hydronic drying cupboard that can dry 6 bath towels in an hour and a half using…water?

image via Victoria University of Wellington

MORE FROM THE SOLAR DECATHLON: Don’t forget to check out all the other Solar Decathlon teams and let us know what you think.  LIKE your favorite and it could be PF’s next webisode!! We’ll feature the team that got the most likes next month on Nightly Business Report!

STANDINGS: Right now, Team New York is crushing with more than 200 likes! University of Maryland is in a close second with 130 likes. Show your school spirit and help your favorite team get on TV!

FROM OUR BLOG: Check out Planet Forward’s Susanna Murley and how she thinks the Solar Decathlon could help create green jobs for Americans!!  See her blog post on Huffington Post!

FROM OUR PARTNERS: Bracken Hendricks argues that we can still grow green jobs in a tough economy.

FROM NBR: Did you know the Empire State Building just received the GOLD standard for LEED certification?  Check out our PBS Nightly Business Report to see how!

NEXT WEEK: Keep checking in to see what teams are in the lead for the Solar Decathlon!!  Like YOUR favorite team and maybe you’ll see them come out on TOP!

TOP TWEET: Thanks to @franksesno for this #sunnyideas: Climate changing? Gonna do something about it? He’s already started. http://ow.ly/6q6N0 for more ideas go to Planet Forward #sunnyideas

BEFORE WE LET YOU GO: Feeling nerdy?  Want to make your own solar lamp out of household materials?

Editor’s Note: This video content comes to us as a cross post courtesy of Planet Forward. Author credit goes to Jennifer Wolfe.

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.