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2012-03-14 12:34:00

IRVINE, Calif., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that the Solar Decathlon 2013 will take place October 3 through October 13, 2013 at the Orange County Great Park. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 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 appeal and design...

2012-01-30 15:00:00

'WaterShed' To Serve Public Education, Research at Montgomery County Site COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WaterShed, the international-prize-winning solar house built by University of Maryland students, faculty and professional partners, has found a buyer and a permanent site - electric service provider Pepco is purchasing the high-tech building, and plans to locate it at one of its facilities in Montgomery County, Maryland. The purchase secures...

2012-01-26 17:27:00

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Energy today announced that the Orange County Great Park has been selected as the site for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. With the award, the Great Park will work with the Department of Energy to stage the event and showcase energy-efficient housing and clean energy technologies. The Solar Decathlon challenges international collegiate teams to design and build solar-powered houses that are cost-effective,...

2011-12-22 08:00:00

Bingaman & Son Lumber, Inc. would like to congratulate the University of Maryland´s Watershed team for taking first place in the recent 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Bingaman supplied thermo-treated lumber that the university team used as siding and decking. Kreamer, PA (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 Bingaman & Son Lumber, Inc. would like to congratulate the University of Maryland´s Watershed team for taking first place in the recent 2011 U.S. Department of...

2011-10-25 13:53:00

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry, recently provided Halo 4-inch and 6-inch LED recessed downlights to Florida International University's (FIU) Solar Decathlon team. The energy-efficient products are included in FIU's Perform[D]ance House design concept featured in this year's Solar Decathlon in West Potomac Park, Washington, DC....

2011-10-17 10:00:00

U of I/Newell Instruments âœRe_homeâ Finishes in Top Ten of DOEâs Solar Decathlon Competition Warren, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 17, 2011 AppliedSensor, a designer and manufacturer of chemical sensor components, announced today that its iAQ-100 intelligent Indoor Air Quality Module is installed in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignâs (U of I) âœRe_home.â The solar-powered house...

2011-10-07 07:00:00

At the U.S. Department of Energyâs 2011 Solar Decathlon at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., three teams welcomed the world into their houses through the custom-made NanaWall® folding glass walls. This is the fourth time NanaWall has been chosen for the world-famous international design competition. Mill Valley, CA (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 At the U.S. Department of Energyâs 2011 Solar Decathlon at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., three teams...

2011-10-01 16:11:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) announced today that the team of students representing Purdue University at the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon has placed second using high-performance SunPower solar panels to power INhome, the home they built for the competition. The school earned a perfect 100 point score in the Energy Balance category, placed second in Affordability and Comfort Zone categories, third in...

2011-10-01 15:04:00

Prestigious Clean Energy Competition Open for Final Weekend WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the winners of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 at the National Mall's West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. The University of Maryland won top honors overall by designing, building, and operating the most cost effective, energy efficient and attractive solar powered house. Purdue University took second place...

2011-09-30 17:30:00

Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 1, 2:30 p.m. at National Mall's West Potomac Park WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, October 1, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will join collegiate students and event sponsors at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 closing ceremony to announce this year's winner. The ceremony will take place at West Potomac Park. WHO:U.S. Energy Secretary Steven ChuRichard King, Director of the Solar Decathlon, U.S....