Want To Learn More About Solar Energy For Homes?

U.S. Department of Energy – Solar Decathlon – October 3-13

The U.S. Department of Energy is hosting the Solar Decathlon in Irvine this year – and  it’s a fantastic opportunity to learn more about solar energy in homes and sustainable building practices. 20 collegiate teams each design and construct a house, erecting them all in a “solar village” for the public to tour. These houses must generate their own energy, appeal to consumers, and demonstrate innovative architectural and engineering design. Admission is FREE to the public!

The Solar Decathlon Competition

In the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, collegiate teams design and build energy-efficient houses powered  by the sun. These teams spend almost two years creating houses to compete in the 10 contests of the Solar Decathlon. The winning team produces a house that:

  • Is affordable, attractive, and easy to live in
  • Maintains comfortable and healthy indoor environmental conditions
  • Supplies energy to household appliances for cooking, cleaning, and entertainment
  • Provides adequate hot water
  • Produces as much or more energy than it consumes.

Solar Decathlon Teams

The university-led teams that design, build, and operate the competition’s solar-powered houses are the heart of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. These teams  will compete in Solar Decathlon 2013:

The competition is always interesting, and I highly recommend you attend if you would like to learn more about solar energy for homes and innovative new technologies and products for your home.

The Solar Village will be open October 3 – 6 and October 10-13 from 11am to 7pm, at Orange County Great Park, in Irvine, CA. Admission is FREE and parking is $5.

I hope to see you there.

Chelle Wahlberg

LEED Green Associate

The Wahlberg Group

Keller Williams Pacific Estates




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The Wahlberg Group are Real Estate specialists based in Long Beach and Orange County, California.

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