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University of Florida Moves to Villa Solar

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

After several days and many challenges, the University of Florida finally placed its first, and largest, house section on its lot late in the night on Day 3. The team had shipped its parts and subassemblies to a construction site about 25 km away from the Villa Solar. Working weeks before the opening ceremony, the team constructed two large house sections. Although the team is now several days behind schedule, it should quickly make up that lost time. The smaller house section should be placed soon.

Despite the rain, all of the teams are progressing well on the construction of their houses.

Byron Stafford is the site operations manager of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Throughout the Solar Decathlon Europe competition, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon organizers are reporting from Madrid.

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