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UNLV Solar Decathalon BBQ Pics

On August 3 we had a great time visiting and checking on the progress of “Desert Sol” from UNLV’s Solar Decathlon Team.The net-zero energy house was looking fantastic and appears to be right on schedule for the August 30, 2013 send off. For those of you that couldn’t make the BBQ, The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 is an international competition with the goal of educating the public about energy-saving residential designs. In this award-winning program, twenty collegiate teams need to design, build, and maintain sustainable solar-powered houses.

Our ASME Silver State Chapter met with students and workers to congratulate them on their hard work with BBQ and beverages. It was an exciting time for our members to see future graduates of many different degree programs at UNLV working together and some getting involved outside of their specific majors to make construction happen.

If you couldn’t make the BBQ don’t worry! You still have a chance to check out the final product of “Desert Sol” at the August 30 competition send off. It’s as simple as adding it to your calendar from OUR calendar on OUR Homepage

Click here for Desert Sol’s Website

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