28 Sep '11, 7pm

Where the sun don’t shine: Solar Decathlon beams amid scandal and rain

Where the sun don’t shine: Solar Decathlon beams amid scandal and rain

Purdue won first place in the affordability contest. Photo: Department of Energy Last Friday was a tough day for fans of sun-sourced electrical power. On Capitol Hill, Republican lawmakers were beating up on two executives from Solyndra , the defunct California solar panel manufacturer whose bankruptcy is proving to be such a headache for the Obama administration. Meanwhile, a mile or so away, the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon, a biennial eco-jamboree for renewable energy technology, opened to the public under murky skies and clammy sheets of rain. Where's your sun now? This is the fifth Solar Decathlon, a 10-day event featuring 20 teams of college students who have designed and built solar-powered homes. It's an educational and promotional endeavor, designed both to stoke public interest in solar technology (which, despite recent growth, still accounts for less t...

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