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Despite Government Shutdown, the Solar Decathlon Will Continue as Planned

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

By Solar Decathlon

Despite the government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 competition will continue as planned.

The Solar Decathlon is funded by a mix of last year’s federal funding and at least 30 private-sector sponsors. Student teams from across the country and around the world have worked for two years to design and build their solar-powered, energy-efficient houses and have been working onsite for the past week to prepare for this highly-anticipated event. Federal employee participation is limited to personnel necessary to allow the show to proceed.

For more information for members of the media, please contact DOE Public Affairs at 202-586-4940.

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