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Solar Decathlon Blog - Florida Int’l

Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Florida Int’l archive, sorted by date.

Video Blog: End of Assembly

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Director Richard King talks to student team members about the end of assembly in the solar village.

Progress, Delays, and Generosity Characterize Second Full Day of Team Assembly

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Carol Anna

Construction of the solar village on the National Mall’s West Potomac Park continued today, as student teams worked throughout the day and night to assemble their competition houses for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011.


Solar Decathlon 2011 Swings Into First Full Day of Construction

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Carol Anna

Since the first trucks rolled onto the National Mall’s West Potomac Park late last night, the site of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 has become alive with activity. Surrounded by trucks and cranes, decathletes in full construction safety gear have wasted no time beginning assembly of their houses.


Miami Students’ Solar Decathlon Design Focused on Sustainability

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

By Erin Pierce

Editor’s Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE’s Energy Blog.

In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon—which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive—we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. For our latest story, we spoke with Michelle Marcovits of Florida International University about the team’s design—called the perFORM[D]ance House. (more…)



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