Topic: Solar Decathlon

Students Build Solar-Powered Home

Oct. 8, 2015
Students designed and built a solar-powered home for the 2015 Solar Decathlon.

More than 60 students from The University of Texas at Austin and the Technische Universität München (TUM) in Germany have spent two years imagining how to power our homes and keep our day-to-day lives running on light from the sun. Now, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon, the solar-powered home they designed and built is on display in California, where judges will score the team's work.

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Here Comes the Sun-Powered Home

June 2, 2015
Solar Decathlon 2015 Nexushaus team

A team of UT students is on track — rain and shine — to finish constructing a solar-powered home for an elite international competition this fall. See how the academically diverse group is pooling talents from across campus to put the finishing touches on the project. 

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Powering the Future: Why UT Is The Energy University

April 14, 2015
oil derrick in the foreground with wind turbines in the background

We expect energy to be ever-present, but it has to come from somewhere. Learn how UT researchers working in energy-related fields will help keep energy flowing into the future.

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Raise the (Solar) Roof: Students Building Solar Home

Feb. 23, 2015
Raise the (Solar) Roof: Students Building Solar Home

UT students were selected to design a solar-powered home for a U.S. Department of Energy competition. "Nexushaus" will address broad sustainability and affordability issues, and it's only one of the solar projects powered by Longhorns.

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UT Austin Students to Compete in 2015 Solar Decathlon, Build Solar House

Feb. 17, 2014

The School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with Technische Universität München (TUM), has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy as one of 20 collegiate teams to compete in the 2015 Solar Decathlon.

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