Thursday, February 02, 2012

DOE Solar Decathlon 2013 moves to California

Thursday, February 02, 2012

This is an excerpt from EERE network news, a weekly electronic newsletter.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced on 26 January that the US Department of energy Solar Decathlon 2013 will take place at a new location in Orange County great Park in Irvine, California. For the first time since the beginning of the competition in 2002 the event is from the National Mall Washington, D.C. Chu also called the 20 teams from colleges and universities in the United States and to the world, the every two years at compete will be.

Now, the participants begin a two-year process, solar powered, to build high-quality energy-efficient houses that combine affordability, appeal, and design excellence. During the whole process two years are the teams design, build and test their homes before it at the site of competition Solar Decathlon 2013 put together. Teams in ten categories range from the best architecture and engineering at producing electricity for heating and cooling. Students gain real world experience a growing global industry.

Selected teams of Arizona State University and the University of New Mexico; Czech Technical University (Czech Republic); Hampton University and Old Dominion University; Middlebury College; Missouri University of science and technology; Norwich University; Queens University, Carleton University and Algonquin College, (Canada); Santa Clara University; Southern California Institute of architecture and California Institute of technology; • Stevens Institute of technology, Stanford University; The Catholic University of America, George Washington University and American University; The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College; University of Calgary, Canada; University of Louisville, Ball State University and University of Kentucky; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; University of Southern California; University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria); and the West Virginia University. See the DOE press release (copyright) and the Solar Decathlon website.

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