For the 2011 Solar Decathlon competition, Team Illinois has designed the Re_home. For rapid assembly after a natural disaster, the solar powered home will demonstrate how environmentally aware living can be brought to the forefront of a community-led recovery effort.

This month UI-7's Caroline Pahl checks out what the team has been up to so far this semester and when the official construction will begin.

UI-7 is documenting the progress of Team Illinois as they compete in the 2011 Solar Decathlon.

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