MinnPost.com: Solar Decathlon: U team takes first place in lighting

The University of Minnesota's sun-powered house did not win the Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C., but it did outshine the competition in lighting design.

Team Germany took first place in the overall competition, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Friday. The team, from Technische Universitat Darmstadt, created a house that essentially is a two-story cube with the surface sheathed by solar cells.

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