Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Virginia Tech to compete in 2009 solar decathalon
WSLS News StaffPublished: February 4, 2008
Virginia Tech hopes to once again show off their prowess to harness the power of the sun. The U.S. Department of Energy selected the Hokies to compete in the 2009 solar decathalon. The event will be held in the Fall, at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The competition involves 20 total universities. Each school’s team will receive $100,000 to design, build, and operate an energy efficient, fully solar-powered home, according to a news release. In 2005, the Virginia Tech team took first place in several categories, and fourth place overall.

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