The Solar Decathlon Competition Showcases Cutting-Edge Home Designs, But Will it Give us the Next High-Tech Home?

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ee/een74xsuo55dgi7m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Having long wanted to attend the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/19773/solar-decathlon" >Solar Decathlon</a>, the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/338911/u-s-department-of-energy" >U.S. Department of Energy</a>&rsquo;s collegiate competition that challenges student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses, I was excited to learn last year that it was going to be held in Denver, where I reside. As the event drew closer, I signed up for two volunteer roles, working one shift as a greeter and a few as a docent, in order to attend.</p>         

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