Nevada University Solar Decathalon Design 2017

Major Nevada University Solar Decathalon Design Team.

In sharp contrast to the battle with the electric utilities in Nevada, students from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas know exactly what the future of home design needs to be. Their entree into this years DOE Solar Decathalon features innovations in climate control, lighting and energy efficiency.

The team design uses Tesla Powerwall battery backed solar photovoltaic systems as well as solar thermal technologies to make this future home self sustaining. The orientation of the home allows more maximum use of the sun for both energy and lighting.

Nevada University Solar Decathalon Design 2017
Nevada University Solar Decathalon Design 2017

For anyone seriously considering a career in solar energy, such home design technigues are an important source for best practices and knowlegdge.

Nevada University Submission.

Video and/or computer-animated walkthrough of the design from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas team, submitted as part of the Design Development deliverable, representing approximately 90% complete design.

About the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathalon.

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition challenges collegiate teams to design and build full-size, energy-efficient, solar-powered houses. Free to visitors, October 5 – 9 and 12 – 15, 2017, at the 61st & Peña Station, Denver, CO, the event features a sustainability expo, education events, and a community festival.

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