Scimagine! 2009: Solar House
Solar House on the Prairie
Who?UMN Solar House Decathlon Team
What?Over 150 students in 10 teams from all over campus working to build one house completely powered by the sun! Come learn about their innovation!
Where?Free, open to the public 101 Walter Library University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Friday, May 8th, 2009
What's a Solar House Decathlon?
(Picture of a Solar House team working on a system design.)
Solar House group web site: http://www.solardecathlon.umn.edu/
One of 20 international teams invited to compete in Washington D.C. , this group is developing a house that relies only on solar power that is tailored to the Minnesota climate.
The team is broken down into 10 departments focusing on architecture, communications, commissioning, construction, marketing, interior design, logistics, procurement, solar integration, and structural engineering.
What is SCImagine!?
SCImagine emphasizes the Science & Engineering Library's role as an intellectual gathering place on campus. Each spring, the Library showcases University teaching, learning and research in the physical sciences and engineering, offering fascinating presentations and lively discussions.