August 23, 2013
A solar-powered demonstration house will be open to the public tomorrow (Aug. 24) at the University of Louisville. A team of students from three universities has built the house to compete in an international competition. In a nearly empty lot off Third Street, students are sawing, hammering, and putting the finishing touches on a two-bedroom house. This house is the region’s contribution to this year’s Solar Decathlon competition…a contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that will send 20 collegiate teams from around the world—and their houses—to California next month for judging. The house under construction in Louisville was designed, engineered and built largely by students from the U of L, University of Kentucky and Ball State.