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Latest Alberta Solar Decathlon Project Stories

2009-06-09 14:19:56

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the participants and dates for its 2009 Solar Decathlon. The Oct. 9-18 competition in Washington challenges students to design and develop houses that can provide their own energy from sunlight. The 20 collegiate teams from the United States, Canada, Spain and Germany will each build a completely self-sufficient solar powered house, showcasing energy-efficient amenities and smart home systems that provide reduced carbon emissions without sacrificing...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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