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October 5-15, 2017

Solar Decathlon Blog - Illinois

Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Illinois archive, sorted by date.

Alumnus Builds Houses, Career on Solar Decathlon Experience

Monday, September 22, 2014

By Irene Ying

Ryan Abendroth is the founder, principle, and practitioner of Passive Energy Designs in St. Louis, Missouri—a company that consults on high-performing, low-energy buildings. To date, he has consulted on more than 100 buildings to help others design and achieve ultra-efficient houses that are aesthetically pleasing and functionally livable. He credits this career to his participation in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009, an event that he calls “transformative” to his life.

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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.

Solar Decathlon Team Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Living—Even in the Wake of Disasters

Friday, August 26, 2011

By April Saylor

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 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive—we are profiling each of the teams participating in the competition. (more…)

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