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Solar-Home Designers Say Novelty Has Worn Off

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Solar-Home Designers Say Novelty Has Worn Off

Solar-Home Designers Say Novelty Has Worn Off

Solar-Home Designers Say Novelty Has Worn Off

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The Solar Decathlon pits 20 colleges from the United States and abroad in designing, building and operating a solar house of a standard size.

As the third contest of its kind wraps up, veteran participants say the novelty is gone — people now realize that future generations will live in these structures.