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Sun and Shade

By Ulrike Passe, 2009-10-11 22:48:59

Trees in front of house w/shadow

Shading the house keeps our energy demand low.

Why Melissa shoudn't cook

By Tim Lentz, 2009-10-10 22:38:40

Darci feeds Melissa while she covers the smoke alarm

Just had to share this photo.  The gentlemen of ISU Solar Decathlon were kind enough to offer the use of our leftovers and kitchen to Darci and Melissa.  Within minutes there was butter on the floor and the smoke alarm was beeping.  Loudly.  Luckily the hotel desk authorized us to cut the wires in the back to turn it off.  This picture is punishment for what they did in our hotel room.

Washington D.C. Video Blog, Day 5

By Eric Berkson, 2009-10-09 13:45:51


Project Engineer Tim Lentz reports from ISU's Interlock House on day 5 of construction. This episode focuses on touring the interior of the house and seeing what work is still going on. The start of competition is two days away but the team has made good progress in the first 5 days.

Capitol Gains

By Scott Schrage, 2009-10-08 03:24:52

Three ISU students work on the Interlock House decking with the U.S. Capitol Building in the background.

ISU Solar Decathon assembly crew members work to finish the Interlock House decking.

Major sponsors Iowa State University U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory