This project profile is part of a series from ARCHTECT and Ecobuildingpulse.com providing a sneak peek at the designs in progress for the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, taking place Oct. 3-13 in Irvine, Calif. Project descriptions and videos are provided by each team.

Team Middlebury: InSite offers an innovative and replicable approach to solar-powered living. We have taken the solar panels from their conventional place on the roof to create an exterior “Solar Path.” The path passes along the southern front of InSite to forge a pedestrian connection between the town of Middlebury and the college campus. Thus, the “Solar Path” provides power for our home while encouraging walkability in the community. This unique approach to sustainable architecture immediately demonstrates the flexible potential of residential solar power to all passerby.Click here to read more.

Click here for a master list of all team previews.