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ASUNM Solar Decathlon 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. Every two years, 20 teams from universities around the world are selected through a competitive process to assemble interdisciplinary teams of students to convene on a central challenge: how can we change the way future generations live with attractive and affordable homes that harness the power of the sun.

Team ASUNM is a collaborative effort between engineering, architecture, and construction students at Arizona State University (ASU) and University of New Mexico (UNM).  Team ASUNM focuses on building materials and energy systems that are appropriate for the desert southwest – a part of the country expected to see continued population growth over the coming decades.

Solar Decathlon Competition Oct 3 - 13, 2013 in Irvine, CA

The next event will take place Oct. 3–13, 2013, at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. The competition houses will be open to visitors on eight days over two weekends. Public hours will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

More information on visiting the Solar Decathlon competition site.

Follow Team ASUNM on Twitter @ ASUNMteam

For more information visit the aSUNm SHADE website.