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Archive for February, 2015

Reach an Inspired Audience—Exhibit at the Innovation Pavilion at Solar Decathlon 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

By Carol Laurie

Calling all clean energy companies! You are invited to participate in the Innovation Pavilion at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. A consumer exhibit for clean energy products and services, the 50-booth Innovation Pavilion will be located next to the Solar Decathlon village, where visitors will pass on their way to and from the student-designed competition houses.


Schneider Electric Signs as Four-Time Solar Decathlon Sustaining Sponsor

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

By Carol Laurie

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is pleased to announce that Schneider Electric has signed on as a Solar Decathlon 2015 sustaining sponsor. A sustaining sponsor since 2009, Schneider Electric will provide the engineering design and supplemental equipment for our microgrid—a temporary, two-way power flow electrical system to interconnect the Solar Decathlon village and collegiate team competition houses. The company is also supplying the engineering design, hardware, software, and operation of the electrical microgrid monitoring system, which provides data for contest scoring.


The Distance From Texas to Germany Shrinks to Net-Zero in NexusHaus

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The 5,500-mile distance from Austin, Texas, to Munich, Germany, melts away with NexusHaus, a U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 project that combines students from the United States and Europe.


University at Buffalo, The State University of New York GRoWs a Solar House

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

By Ernie Tucker

Upstate Buffalo, New York, isn’t typically associated with gardens. More people probably envision Buffalo covered in the lake-effect snow of frigid Lake Erie than in greenery.


Solar Decathlon Organizers Update 2015 Team Roster

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

By Carol Laurie

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Director Richard King today announced that Team Tennessee, comprising Vanderbilt University and Middle Tennessee State University, has withdrawn from the Solar Decathlon 2015 competition.




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