Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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.


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