Green Machine-Blue Space is NYIT's entry in the 2005 Solar Decathlon.
Its design, construction, and functionality are inspired by the theme of regeneration and the philosophy of reuse.
One of the unique features of our home is its sustainable, clean energy system that uses a hydrogen storage system as opposed to traditional batteries. High-efficiency solar panels work with an electrolyzer to generate the hydrogen for our fuel cell.
Our project also address the housing needs of the world, while providing the benefits of local ownership. A modified shipping container forms Green Machine. These containers are durable, cost-effective, and globally available. Blue Space is a customizable living unit composed of bio-degradeable, compressed wheat straw panels.
June 19, 2006
Green Machine-Blue Space is inaugurated as the "America's First Solar Hydrogen Home."
The ribbon cutting ceremony, preceded by a commencement address by President Bush, celebrated the home's reopening to the public at the US Merchant Marine Academy.
Under the direction of the Alternative Power Program the home will be used as a research tool for developing Solar Hydrogen household systems
The NYIT team took 5th place in the 2005 Solar Decathlon.