Tag: Solar Decathlon

Led by the University of Maryland and Purdue University, the 2011 version of the U.S. Solar Decathlon demonstrated how high-tech energy and common sense are going mainstream, all while zeroing out electricity consumption from the grid. Every step of the way participating students — and perhaps elected officials — garnered valuable lessons for the U.S….

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The U.S. government is relocating its 2011 Solar Decathlon to the West Potomac Park between the Tidal Basin and the Potomac River in Washington, DC. Technically it will still take place on the National Mall. But now it will be a very long walk from its previous and far more convenient location nestled among the…

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For reasons the Obama Administration is not disclosing, the organizers of the very popular and competitive U.S. Solar Decathlon have decided to locate the sustainable home model projects event in late September 2011 away from the National Mall — the “nation’s front yard” — where it’s been held since its inception in 2002. All the…

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