The Caltech team participating in the U.S. Department of Energy 2011 Solar
Decathlon will present their project, for which they are using various
open-source technology.

"The Solar Decathlon is a U.S. Department of Energy Sponsored competition
which challenges teams of college and graduate students from around the world
to design and build solar-powered, net-zero houses. Inside the SCI-Arc/Caltech entry, code named CHIP, a sophisticated home automation system monitors every
watt of electricity consumed and visually communicates the information to
homeowners. It also plays a central role in optimizing the behavior of the
house at all times, such as by controlling operation of the active thermal
mass, shutting down appliances or lights that are no longer used, and of
course giving the homeowners an instant understanding into how their own
behaviors affects their energy use and in turn their energy bill."

Date: Thursday June 9, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 107 Downs Lab