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Solar Decathlon 2011

2011 Supporting Sponsors

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is grateful to the following supporting sponsors for their contributions.

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Alliance for Sustainable Energy

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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is proud to once again be a sponsor of the Solar Decathlon. As the world's leading HVAC&R technical organization, ASHRAE provides essential resources for sustainable design, build, and operation of buildings.

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Applied Materials

Applied Materials, a leader in scaling green manufacturing, is proud to support the Solar Decathlon as it works to engage the innovators of tomorrow in clean technology today. Applied Materials' sponsorship will help recognize the achievements of university participants and increase visitor awareness of the benefits of renewable energy.

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Bosch Group

The university teams competing to design and build attractive, efficient, affordable solar-powered houses are demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to innovation for a sustainable future. Bosch is proud to support this commitment and the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011.

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BP Solar

BP Solar—a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of solar energy products and provider of complete solar energy solutions for the residential, commercial, industrial, and utility sectors—is proud to continue the legacy set forth by BP by once again sponsoring the Solar Decathlon. Good luck to each of the teams!

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DC-Net – District of Columbia Office of the Chief Technology Officer

DC-Net provides managed voice, data, and video wire-based and wireless services to all government constituents city-wide over a secure, highly redundant, and high capacity fiber optic telecommunications platform. This standards-based platform lays the foundation for all next-generation government and public safety communications throughout the District. DC-Net is a program managed by the Office of the Chief Technology Officer.

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Dow Solar

Dow Solar

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Meteor Solar LED

Meteor Lighting is proud to once again be part of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. As the sponsor of architectural-grade exterior lighting to enhance the solar village landscape, Meteor's involvement in Solar Decathlon is a natural progression from the company's commitment to sustainable lighting solutions.

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National Association of Home Builders

NAHB supports Solar Decathlon 2011 and the ideal behind the competition: energy-efficient, attractive solar-powered houses. NAHB enabled students from the competition to participate in the International Builders' Show and showcase models of their Solar Decathlon entries during the show—the world's largest residential construction exposition.

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National Education Association

National Education Association

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Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics helps readers master the modern world, demystifying complex science and technology in a format that is relevant, practical, and entertaining. Most important, Popular Mechanics provides readers with solutions—from how to slow global warming to how to fix a leaking faucet. It leaves them feeling competent in their personal lives and informed about the issues that shape their future.

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Wells Fargo