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Stanford University One Of the Tops in Worldwide Solar Construction Competition

Nineteen teams from around the world participated in a Solar Energy construction competition and a team from Stanford University finished near the top overall. One of the Stanford Team Leaders, Rob Best, says the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon project included over 100 team members across a number of disciplines.
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standfordenergyhouseBest says the 995 square foot home surrounded by 800 square feet of decking was designed to create a flexible indoor outdoor experience to complement the natural beauty of Northern California. The home had to be disassembled, transferred to Southern California and rebuilt in eight days prior to judging. During competition, Stanford tied for first place in Affordability and second place for Hot Water.
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Stanford also placed third in Market Appeal and Appliances. All 19 teams received perfect scores for the Energy Balance category.
Stanford placed 5th overall behind Austria, Las Vegas, Czech Republic, and Stevens institute in New Jersey in the 10 category contest.
The Stanford structure will return to university property and become the permanent house for the resident ranger at the biological field station directly adjacent to the Palo Alto campus.

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