The WaterShed is the University of Maryland's entry in the 2011 Solar Decathlon
The WaterShed under construction
The WaterShed's butterfly roof collects sunlight and rainwater
The U.S. Department of Energy's 2011 Solar Decathlon competition is set to kick off at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., in September. The event challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive and in the lead up, the University of Maryland Solar Decathlon team has unveiled its entry called the WaterShed – a structure designed to capture more than just energy from the sun.
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