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Archive for January, 2011

Solar Decathlon China Coming in 2013

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is proud to announce the newest member of the global Solar Decathlon family: Solar Decathlon China. The Chinese event was announced this week after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the U.S. Department of Energy, China’s National Energy Administration, Peking University, and Applied Materials. The first Solar Decathlon China will be held in 2013.


IBS Turns Media Focus on Solar Decathlon Teams

Friday, January 14, 2011

On Thursday, Jan. 13, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) hosted Green Day for International Builders’ Show (IBS) attendees, which included a media open house for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. This event offered media the opportunity to meet with the teams, learn about their accomplishments, and receive a personal overview of the scale models on exhibit. Richard King kicked off the event. (more…)

Solar Decathlon Students Present Innovative Design Ideas at International Builders’ Show

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Photo of Mark Taylor speaking to an audience from a podium on a small stage. His presentation is displayed behind him on a large screen.

Mark Taylor, assistant professor of architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, explains Re_home’s concept.

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy helped kick off the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida, with an educational session titled “The New Class of Affordable Solar Housing.”  Led by Solar Decathlon Director Richard King and featuring students from five Solar Decathlon 2011 teams, the session raised awareness among building industry professionals about energy efficiency and solar energy.  (more…)

Message Regarding the Location of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Over the years, the National Mall—the nation’s front yard—has played host to many large, public events, which have impacted the long-term health of the National Mall. In support of the historic effort underway to protect, improve, and restore the National Mall, the Department of Energy, in conjunction with the National Park Service, has decided to seek a new site for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011.


Solar Decathlon Europe Announces 2012 Teams

Monday, January 10, 2011

Solar Decathlon Europe has announced the 20 teams that will participate in its 2012 competition. The teams hail from 15 countries and 4 continents.


Solar Decathlon 2011 Teams Travel to Orlando

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Representatives of the teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 will travel to Orlando, Florida, in January 2011 for the International Builders’ Show (IBS). Sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders, the IBS is the largest annual construction conference in the world.




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