Posted by: viscenter | November 20, 2009

UK s.ky blue Team Awarded 9th Place in 2009 Solar Decathlon!

Team members, Jonathan Lee and Ross Graham, set the mitered edges of the planters during the construction of the solar house in Washington D.C.

Earning 732.152 points out of 1,000 put the University of Kentucky in ninth place overall in the competition. The contest is a project of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The Solar Decathlon consists of 10 contests that center on all of the ways in which we use energy in our daily lives. A media intern from the the Vis Center’s Media Experience for Undergrads was presented with the team in Washington D.C. for the full three week experience. While our full documentary is currently in post-production, on-site videos are available on the s.ky blue website.

The Kentucky solar house was also featured recently on the Today Show.

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