WCCO-TV anchor tours Solar Decathlon house

Architecture graduate student Shengyin Xu gave WCCO-TV anchor Don Shelby a tour of the University's entry into the Solar Decathlon competition. The competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy, pits entries from 20 universitites from all over the world to see which one can create the best solar house. This year is the first time the University has competed.

"What we did was we worked with all the engineers, the architects, designers and came up with a shape that integrates both aesthetics and function," Xu told Shelby, "So the shape is actually a great shape for collecting solar power."