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From the Heart

Sunday, October 2, 2011

By Richard King

Thank you. To everyone who worked to make Solar Decathlon 2011 a success, you have my sincere thank you.

To the students and faculty, thank you for working so hard for two years to design such amazing houses. Thank you for the use of your brains! You selfishly poured your heart and souls into these homes in an attempt to win and discovered the best reward is collectively producing the many solutions.

To the thousands of people who visited the competition to support the teams and tour the innovative houses, THANK YOU. You are the main reason we hold the decathlon. We want you to benefit. Your delighted faces all week long gave us priceless energy!

To our 800 volunteers who helped take care of our visitors, thank you. The success was clearly on your shoulders, and we appreciate every ounce of effort you gave.

To our staff, who are the best, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I can’t wait to do this again.

Richard King is director of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

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