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A photo of hundreds of people walking up the 2007 Solar Decathlon main street, which is surrounded by the homes built by the student teams.  The U.S. Capitol Building appears in the background framed by a clear blue sky.

Visitors flock to see the Solar Decathlon homes exhibited on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Solar Decathlon 2007

Daily Journal - October 16, 2007

News Flash: University of Maryland Wins the Communications Contest

News Flash: At 10:00 a.m. this morning, the results of the Communications Contest were announced. Communications are important to get the incredible story of the teams out to the public. Web sites were judged as well as the tours and messaging the teams give to the thousands of people coming into their houses during the Solar Decathlon.

We will write more about the Communications contest later today after getting comments from the jurors, but here are the results announced this morning.

University of Maryland: 1st place - 98.20 (out of 100 possible points)
Santa Clara University: 2nd place - 92.45
Penn State: 3rd place - 90.40