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UNLV Solar Decathlon

  • Education Issue 2017

    Forever Home

    By Amber Sampson

    UNLV schools band together to create an energy-efficient dream home for 2017’s Solar Decathlon

  • UNLV Takes Second Place in International Solar Decathlon

    By Heidi Kyser

    Two years of designing, planning, fundraising and materials-sourcing—not to mention hammer-swinging—has come to this: DesertSol, UNLV’s entry in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, has placed second overall. Scroll through the photos to view the solar-powered house designed and built by UNLV students.

  • Culture & Community

    Best Idea to Build On

    Sometimes a mist from the sea of scholarly labor sprays the masses on the shore. Such refreshingly accessible work is DesertSol, the name the UNLV Solar Decathlon team gave its house, which in October will be pitted against 19 other projects from around the world in a U.S. Department of Energy competition for best solar-powered, sustainable design.