This News Sentinel article highlights the partnership between UT and the Tennessee Valley Authority on the university’s interdisciplinary Living Light house, UT’s entry into the Solar Decathlon competition to design the most appealing and energy-efficient solar-powered house.
Living Light News
UT Knoxville’s interdisciplinary Living Light project now has the support of the nation’s largest public power company. The Tennessee Valley Authority is teaming up with Living Light and other partners in a joint research effort to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy in residential homes.
Team Living Light from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was one of eight award finalists from the United States in an international competition for innovative educational projects.
Want to know more about the glass house on the Humanities Plaza? Called the UT Zero Energy House, it’s the headquarters for an interdisciplinary team’s preparations for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2011 competition. The UT community is invited to a celebration and kickoff for the team’s project entry into the competition and to learn more about the project from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, May 10, at the UT Zero Energy House on Humanities Plaza across from Circle Park.
Team Living Light, an interdisciplinary group at UT Knoxville, has been accepted into the Solar Decathlon 2011, a Department of Energy event that challenges students to design and build a functioning, energy-efficient, solar-powered house. This is the first time a UT team will compete in the Solar Decathlon.