The Solar Home Design Contest, sponsored by Newport Solar, aims to promote public awareness of passive and active solar energy technologies and design concepts used in single-family homes and to assist in the transfer of knowledge about solar home design to the next generation of architects, designers and homebuilders.
Entrants will learn the necessary skills needed to design solar homes through information provided in the Contest Entry Package. The contest design will stress the use of some of the following technologies and design principles:
• Isolated passive solar sunspaces or solar attics• Grid connected or off-grid photovoltaic systems• Solar domestic hot water systems• Active solar space heating systems• Direct-gain passive solar energy• Non-mechanical cooling systems or DC powered air conditioners• Fixed or movable shading systems to minimize overheating during the non-heating season• Traditional New England architectural design themes
Contest PrizesThe Grand Prize winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and will be recognized in ecoRI News.
There will be three category winners (see below) who each will receive a $100 cash prize and will be recognized in ecoRI News.
This contest is sponsored by Newport Solar.
ecoRI News is the presenter and co-promoter.