Dubbed as “Watershed“, the the University of Maryland Solar Decathlon Team has made an entry in the U.S. Department of Energy competition – a high-tech structure they call WaterShed, because it integrates a unique array of sustainable features designed to protect and make the most of the Chesapeake Bay.

The ‘Watershed’ project will be one of only 20 finalists in the international competition. Each team designs and builds a house that runs on solar power. The final Solar Decathlon 2011 competition will take place in Washington, D.C. in October.