It's the end of Tuesday and the lead has shifted in the third Solar Decathlon in Washington D.C. The champ in the first two decathlons in 2002 and 2005 was the University of Colorado. To keep their title, they have a long, hard climb from eighth place. University of Maryland now leads. Darmstadt, Germany, is second. My sentimental favorite, University of Missouri-Rolla, is still last, but they're only an eyelash behind MIT, so they shouldn't be too embarrassed. They're doing OK for a bunch of civil and electrical engineers. Only joking... 1-Maryland 385.844 2-Darmstadt 366.878 3-Georgia Tech 366.840 4-Penn State 362.249 5-Texas 354.432 6-NYIT 343.127 7-Montreal 341.564 8-Colorado 327.961 9-Cornell 327.352 10-Kansas 325.712
Anybody checked the Vegas or Jersey oddsmakers on this contest?
That picture from the Solar Decathlon website shows the University of Maryland house;s front door. The house is known as "Leaf House." If want to see videos of the Solar Decathlon houses, check our sister site on CNET.