Cal Poly Represents CA at Solar Decathlon

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Cal Poly will represent California in the 2005 Solar Decathlon to be held in October in Washington, D.C. Cal Poly’s entry was unveiled on campus May 12. The Solar Decathlon is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. It will challenge 18 college teams from around the globe in 10 separate contests to design, build and operate the most livable and energy-efficient solar-powered house. Using only the power of the sun, the teams must provide all the home energy needs of a typical family. Cal Poly and other universities submitted proposals and plans to a review panel, which selected the 18 competing teams. Cal Poly’s entry is attuned to climate, detailed for modern living and proportionately sized to travel across the country on a trailer pulled by a truck, according to team members. Solar Cal Poly is a multidisciplinary project supported by faculty of both the College of Architecture and Environmental Design and the College of Engineering.
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