German green home wins Solar Decathlon
German’s PV-covered home won this year’s competition by producing twice as much energy as it used using the Net Metering final phase of the competition. The U.S. Department of Energy supported the contest and announced the final results. Why can’t every home produce more energy than it uses? It’s time for a wholesale rethinking of “traditional” home design to a “new normal” design that makes every home a net contributor to the electric grid.