Second-place UNLV Solar Decathlon Home Features Uponor Radiant, Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers

November 22, 2013

Students at University of Nevada Las Vegas have looked at the international U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition with a mix of envy and intimidation over the years. They have tried to enter, but never received one of the 20 invitations to participate until now. As first time competitors, the students designed and built a 754-square-foot vacation house that uses photovoltaic panels and solar-thermal collectors to harvest energy from the sun.

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