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DOE's Solar Decathlon Needs Volunteers

Posted by Heather Stafford on July 10, 2017
DOE's Solar Decathlon Needs Volunteers
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is not possible without the time and commitment of hundreds of volunteers.

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, energy-efficient, solar-powered houses. The winner most successfully blends design excellence, smart energy strategies, innovation, and market potential.

Free to visitors, October 5th through 9th and 12th through 15th 2017, at the 61st & Peña station on the University of Colorado A line commuter rail near Denver International Airport, the event features a sustainability expo; professional, and consumer and middle school education events.

Solar Decathlon is much more than a collegiate competition. It’s an intensive learning opportunity for consumers and homeowners as they experience the latest technologies and materials in energy-efficient design, clean energy technologies, smart home solutions, water conservation measures, electric vehicles, and sustainable buildings. And, in its 2017 location within the new development at the 61st & Peña Station commuter rail stop near Denver International Airport, Solar Decathlon encourages competitors and visitors to think about new ways of combining commercial and residential uses, and mass transit, to create attractive spaces that enable residents to live, work, and play in one place.

Volunteer and internship opportunities are available. Please email volunteers@confluencec.com.

It takes hundreds of volunteers to support this exciting event, so please spread the word!

In other Solar Decathlon news, check out our latest blog post about the fate of previous Decathlon houses.

 

Heather Stafford is a Solar Decathlon volunteer and the intern manager. 

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