19 May '17, 10am

Real World Solar Projects for Hardworking Students

Real World Solar Projects for Hardworking Students

The most interesting and challenging questions don’t have a single right answer. Sure, 2 + 2 = 4. Everyone learns that in school. But what is the best design for a livable home powered entirely by the sun that can be transported anywhere in the world and assembled in just a few days? Solar Decathlon competitions worldwide have netted 274 different-yet-correct answers to this question since it was first posed in 2002. Our workforce faces this type of question each day. Because some answers can’t be taught in lecture halls, hands-on learning experiences such as the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon are essential in preparing collegiate students for the real world. I personally believe that the formula for success in the competition is similar to what’s needed to be successful in real life. As the current competition manager and a former competitor, I’ve seen thousand...

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