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.

Santa Clara Solar Decathlon Team: The vision of Santa Clara’s Radiant House is a vision of a brighter future, a future of energy independence and environmental integrity. Our goal is to expand and enable the accessibility of solar energy, demonstrating that a sustainable lifestyle is not something that must wait until the future, but is something that can be achieved today. Click here to read more.

Click here for a master list of all team previews.