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2014-03-04 08:25:47

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unirac, Inc., a Hilti Group Company and leading provider of high quality, competitive PV mounting solutions in North America, is proud to have partnered with the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Arizona State University (ASU) for the design of the SHADE house as part of the Solar Decathlon competition. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140304/LA75942 The international collegiate competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of...

2013-11-18 23:31:17

For the third straight time, a home utilizing AirGenerate's technology has won the hot water competition at U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. This year AirGenerate's winning university partner was Stevens Institute of Technology. Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 For the third straight time, a home utilizing AirGenerate's technology has won the hot water competition at U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Solar Decathlon is a prestigious biannual competition...

2013-10-31 12:22:52

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vienna University of Technology Solar Decathlon 2013 Team (team Austria) has won the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition. The winning entry by team Austria included a smart, sustainable home that produces more power than it consumes over the course of a year. This home can adapt to a wide variety of climates and lifestyles. The key success factors in making the house energy efficient are the Optimized by...

2013-10-12 16:21:12

Prestigious Clean Energy Competition Open to the Public for Final Weekend IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 today announced the winners of this global competition among collegiate teams to build the most energy-efficient solar-powered house at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif. Team Austria, made up of students from the Vienna University of Technology, won top honors overall by designing, building,...

2013-10-10 16:21:54

MEDIA ADVISORY Saturday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. at the Orange County Great Park IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, October 12, the Energy Department will join collegiate students, local officials and event sponsors at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 final awards ceremony to announce this year's winner. While the 10 day-competition at the Orange County Great Park culminates on Saturday with this ceremony, the innovative student-built...

2013-10-07 08:21:05

Second Largest U.S. Solar Installer Opens Regional Office and Plans to Hire 60 Employees to Offer Homeowners Lower Cost Energy IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar integrator, today announced its growing presence in Southern California with an expansion into Orange County. The company plans to hire up to 60 employees at a new Santa Ana-based regional office and provide its affordable, fixed price solar solutions to homeowners...

2013-10-03 16:21:17

Students Integrate Company's Genius and Revolution Windows, ICON 8000 Patio Door and Clubhouse Decking into Their Creation MONROE, Ohio, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deceuninck North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality systems for windows, doors and outdoor living, contributed several new window and door designs and decking material to West Virginia University (WVU) as part of the university's participation in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon (Oct. 3 to...

2013-10-03 12:27:38

Collegiate Teams Showcase Affordable, Energy-Efficient Houses in Global Competition IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Collegiate teams involving more than 1,000 students from around the world have assembled at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif., to showcase their highly energy-efficient, solar-powered houses for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. Today's opening ceremony kicks off the highly anticipated biennial competition that challenges...

2013-10-02 12:23:16

Solar Decathlon Opening Ceremony and VIP Ribbon Cutting Wednesday Media Preview; Thursday Opening Ceremony Program Features City of Irvine Officials, Students and Special Guests IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Collegiate teams involving more than 1,000 students from around the world are racing to complete construction of their highly energy-efficient solar-powered houses for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. Hosted outside Washington, D.C. for the...

2013-10-01 08:23:32

Students to build and install next generation solar-powered homes LOS GATOS, Calif., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tigo Energy, the smart module market leader, today announced the support of two teams in the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The program challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer...