Living a LearningLife: U's ICON solar house: a model for Minnesotan "green" living

Jul 30, 09

Tours open in late August on the St. Paul campus

For as long as people have been building homes, the sun has played a role in design and architecture. Yet even today, in our ever-growing "green conscious" society, only a fraction of buildings make use of solar energy for power needs.

Now, a team of University of Minnesota students, faculty and alumni is working to make solar technology more accessible for the average Minnesota homeowner.

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"Living a LearningLife" is a publication of the U of M College of Continuing Education.


College of Design students participate in Solar Decathlon

Jul 29, 09

A Web page summarizes coverage in CDes MEMO about College of Design students' participation in the Solar Decathlon, dating back to fall 2007.


Minnesota Daily: U's Solar Decathlon team ready for international competition

Jul 21, 09

After almost two years of planning and executing the design and architecture of a sun-powered house, a group of University of Minnesota students is nearly ready to move the product to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. , for an international competition of solar houses this October.

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WCCO tv: U of M competes in first 'Solar Decathlon'

Jul 9, 09

Project Energy was on the Mall of our nation's Capitol 2 years ago to show you the "Solar Decathlon." It's a competition among 20 universities from all over the world to see which one can create the best solar house.

And this October: The University of Minnesota will be competing for the first time. We got a preview tour of the house they're building.

Read the article on the WCCO Web site or view the video segment.


Minnesota Daily: Video interview with Joe Messier

Jul 1, 09

The Minnesota Daily interviews Joe Messier, commissioning team leader of the Solar Decathlon student team, for an update on the team's progress. The team will bring a house powered solely by solar energy from campus to Washington, D.C. , in October.

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