Solar Decathlon - Washington DC

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Solar Energy Homes - Solar Decathlon

One large tour bus - about 45 High School students - 8 adults - a load of iPods, cell phones all into one 15 hour day for a trip to Washington DC. It is hard to believe that Sara will be graduating shortly - December 18Th. So when I was asked to help with the students that were going to Washington to see the Solar Decathlon, I immediately said yes. One of our last field trips together OK, I won't go down memory lane here - but there is something energetic about that many kids on a bus.

The Solar Decathlon were houses that were completed created and built off of solar energy. The Solar Decathlon site describe it best "The Solar Decathlon joins 20 college and university teams in a competition to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house." Quoted from the Solar Decathlon site. Some of these homes were amazing - if you want to know more about solar engery homes or who competed and won the contest - just click the link above!

A quick group picture:

Enjoying lunch in front of the Washington Monument

One of the many houses we got to visit - it was amazing some of the designs that they came up with.

Sara and her friend

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