Silver State ASME would like to congratulate UNLV’s 2013 Solar Decathlon Team for placing 2nd overall, 1st in market appeal, 2nd in communication and 3rd for engineering. The Solar Decathlon is a competition that was held the beginning of October 2013 in Irvine, CA that is sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy.
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.
The project, DesertSol, takes advantage of the Mojave Desert’s renewable resources to produce a sustainable home that is self-reliant in the severe desert climates. This project incorporates solar energy as the primary fuel source with many other hi-tech and green solutions in a beautiful package.
Please join us in congratulating the efforts of UNLV and their award winning project DESERTSOL!