Solar Decathlon News

News Sentinel: UT students taking solar home to DC

The University of Tennessee is one of twenty teams taking part in the Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon competition on September 23 in Washington, D.C. The Knoxville News Sentinel takes a look at the full-scale prototype that Team Living Light will pit against designs from other universities. The 750-square-foot home was designed by more than 200 UT students from ten disciplines and runs entirely on solar power.

UT’s Team Living Light to Hold Construction Open House April 19

Team Living Light from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host a construction open house next week to celebrate progress made on the Living Light house. Free and open to the public, the event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the Design Build Annex, 3408 Henson Road, Knoxville.

UT to Host Celebration for Solar Decathlon Project Launch

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.