KARE-11: U of M building sun-powered house

May 30, 09

Imagine life without energy bills. That's the lofty goal behind the University of Minnesota's 'Solar House.' The earth-friendly home is scheduled to be completed by July in time to take part in the International 2009 Solar Decathlon.

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Emerging: Here comes the solar house

May 10, 09

Construction of the University of Minnesota's entry in the 2009 Solar Decathlon competition, the Icon Solar House, began in mid-April at the University's ReUse Center.
Emerging is a publication of the College of Design.

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AP: U Of M Students Team Sprint To Finish Solar House

May 9, 09

University of Minnesota students are firing up their drills and saws as they begin construction on a fully functioning house that's powered exclusively by the sun.
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This story was also carried by newspapers including the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), the Rochester Post-Bulletin (Rochester, MN), the Worthington Daily Globe (Worthington, MN), the Bemidji Pioneer (Bemidji, MN), the Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), In-Forum (Fargo, ND), Jamestown (Jamestown, ND), and the Dickinson Press (Dickinson, ND).
Other television stations carrying the story included KARE-11 (Minneapolis/St.Paul), KAALtv (Austin, MN), KSAX (Alexandria, MN), KSTP (Minneapolis/St. Paul), WXOW (La Crosse, WI), WKBT (La Crosse, WI), KTTC (Rochester/Quincy/Austin, MN), KXMB (Bismarck, ND), and WQOW (Eau Claire, WI).

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FOXNews: Minnesota Students Building House Powered Entirely by Sun

May 5, 09

After 15 months of planning, University of Minnesota students are finally getting to fire up their drills and saws to begin construction on a fully functioning house powered exclusively by the sun.
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