WYATT KOMARIN, A rising junior at Middlebury College, works on the model of a solar-powered, energy-efficient house that he and teammates are building for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition. The group will build the full-size version of their house on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in September of 2011.
Independent photo/Kevin Lehman
MIDDLEBURY — Last week, the Harris Farmhouse on the Middlebury College campus was strewn with papers and wooden models, and blueprints were tacked to various walls. In the main room, five Middlebury students threw around ideas for the solar-powered house that they will spend the next 14 months planning and building.