U.S. Solar Decathlon 2015: Teams Announced

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The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that the following 20 collegiate teams have been selected to compete in the U.S. Solar Decathlon 2015 that will be held at the Orange County Great Park, located between Los Angeles and San Diego, in Irvine, California:Great Park.jpg

  • California Polytechnic State University
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • Clemson University (South Carolina)
  • Crowder College (Missouri) and Drury University (Missouri)
  • Lansing Community College and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (Michigan)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • New York City College of Technology (New York)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology and Portland State University
  • Stanford University (California)
  • State University of New York at Alfred College of Technology and Alfred University (New York)
  • Stevens Institute of Technology (New Jersey)
  • University of Florida, National University of Singapore, and Santa Fe College
  • The University of Texas at Austin and Technische Universitaet Muenchen (Germany)
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine; Saddleback College; Chapman University; and Irvine Valley College (California)
  • Vanderbilt University and Middle Tennessee State University
  • West Virginia University and University of Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)
  • Western New England University, Universidad Tecnologica de Panama, and Universidad Tecnologica Centroamericana (Honduras)
  • Yale University (Connecticut)

The teams will now begin the nearly two year process of building solar-powered houses that are affordable, innovative and highly energy-efficient. In the fall of 2015, the 20 teams will showcase their solar-powered houses, providing free public tours of renewable energy systems and energy-efficient technologies, products, and appliances being showcased.

Additional Sources. U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon; Vienna University of Technology Shines at US Solar Decathlon 2013; Winners of Four US Solar Decathlon 2013 Contests Announced. Engineering Contest and Overall Winners to Be Announced Tomorrow

Photo: Rob Tossberg, Taken Jul. 16, 2010 – Creative Commons

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