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UNLV Send-off for Solar Decathlon Team Aug. 30

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Community is invited to cheer team and tour solar-powered home, DesertSol as students head to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013.
Campus News  |  Aug 23, 2013  |  By Ana Klein
Media Contact: Megan Downs, Office of Media Relations (702) 895-0898


After two years of designing and building the solar-powered home, DesertSol, UNLV's Team Las Vegas is preparing to transport the home to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 in Irvine, Calif. Members of the community are invited to join the team in a special ceremony and take a tour of DesertSol before its trip to the competition. UNLV is among 20 teams selected from universities around the world to compete in this prestigious contest.


Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. Media exclusive tours will begin at 9 a.m.


UNLV Paradise Campus, at the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Swenson Street. DesertSol is in the grass lot behind the campus.


The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 is an international competition with the goal of educating the public about energy-saving residential designs. It requires collegiate teams to design, build and maintain a sustainable solar-powered home. These are student-run projects, with guidance and support from faculty members, industry mentors and community supporters.

For more information on Team Las Vegas, visit the website, the Facebook page, or watch a video walk through.

The event is free and open to the public.


Please arrive by 9 a.m. for special tours from the team.

Please contact Megan Downs at (702) 895-0898 in the UNLV Office of Media Relations to RSVP.