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2009-11-23 08:00:00

FORT MILL, S.C., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- VELUX America is introducing a redesigned skylight line with major upgrades including advanced energy efficient glass and added protection against water penetration. A no leak product warranty is included, as is an industry-first installation warranty for deck mounted skylights. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/velux/36468/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091123/NY15388 ) The VELUX deck...

2009-10-27 11:34:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Milgard's industry-leading stand on energy efficiency was on display at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as part of Team California's entry in the U.S. Department of Energy's fourth Solar Decathlon competition. For three weeks, 20 teams of college students competed to design, build and operate the most attractive, marketable and energy-efficient 800-square-foot solar powered home. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091027/SF99858)...

2009-10-16 15:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA and SPWRB), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today announced that the teams of students representing universities from Germany, Illinois and California have placed first, second and third, respectively, at the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. All three winning teams used SunPower's high-performance solar panels to power...

2009-10-16 15:11:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman today announced the winners of the 2009 Department of Energy Solar Competition on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Team Germany, the student team from Darmstadt, Germany won top honors by designing, building, and operating the most attractive and efficient solar-powered home. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign took second place followed by Team California in third...

2009-10-16 12:30:00

University of Illinois Takes 2nd Place; Team California Takes 3rd Place Team Germany has won the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Team Germany won top honors by designing, building, and operating the most attractive and efficient solar-powered home. The University of Illinois came in second, and Team California came in third. Over the past two weeks, the 2009 Solar Decathlon challenged twenty university-led...

2009-10-15 16:15:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Minnesota today grabbed first place in the Lighting Design contest at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The University of Minnesota won over the lighting designers and industry experts that made up the panel of jurors with its solar home's aesthetically pleasing lighting design, which creatively used natural and artificial light to meet the needs of the user while maintaining high efficiency. Currently, twenty...

2009-10-12 16:36:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Team California took the early lead today in the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon by winning the Architectural contest. The Solar Decathlon, an international design competition held on the National Mall, challenges university-led teams to design, build and operate the most attractive, functional, and energy efficient solar-powered homes. This is the fourth time DOE has held the competition since 2002. (Photo:...

2009-10-10 13:30:00

Broadcast-Quality Video of All 20 Solar Homes and University Teams Now Available for Download WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VIDEO: You can now view and download the latest broadcast-quality video footage from the Solar Decathlon competition, including virtual tours of each home and soundbites from members of each team, at the following address: http://stratacomm.net/solar-decathlon/videos.html NEWS: U.S. Dept. of Energy hosts cutting-edge green technology and...

2009-10-09 14:42:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA and SPWRB), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today announced that seven of the 20 universities participating in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon (the Solar Decathlon) have designed their solar homes using SunPower's high performance solar panels to power their homes in this competition. SunPower solar panels are the most...

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2009-10-08 13:55:00

International teams are busy constructing houses on Washington's National Mall in preparation for a solar-powered competition. During the past week, teams of students from 20 colleges and universities from Canada, Germany, Spain and the United States will put their solar-powered homes on display during the Solar Decathlon. The event begins Thursday, and each of the homes will be judged on the way they address a variety of criteria, including aesthetics and engineering. The event takes place...


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