Virginia Tech students compete in energy decathlon
It may not look like much right now, but a three-year project by Virginia Tech students could be the future of energy efficiency.
The students are working on a house that's completely run by solar energy.
It's Tech's entry in the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon.
"All these houses are taken to the mall in Washington, D.C. and for a week they compete in 10 competitions including architecture, engineering, lighting, home entertainment, and energy consumption," say Virginia Tech Student Corey McCalla.
Virginia's Secretary of Natural Resources got a look at the work on Friday.
The house competition in Washington takes place in October.
20 schools from around the world are participating.