Welcome to the Weblog for the 2007 Solar Decathlon team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
More than 200 UI students designed, built and contributed to a zero-energy, solar-powered home as part of the 2007 Solar Decathlon competition. The house was on public display on the national mall in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 12-20, 2007, and the UI team competed there against 19 other universities from around the world. The UI team won two of the ten contests and finished ninth overall. Take a look at the 2007 UI team’s Web site at www.comm.uiuc.edu/solardecathlon for details and photos.
Whether you have the chance to visit the house in person or online, please add your comments and questions here. We’d love to hear from you!
IN WASHINGTON: It’s October 4, and the Illinois team has made it to the mall! After a midnight start time on Oct. 2, assembly took the team well into the next morning. As you can see in this photo, the Illinois students are exhausted. Too bad they couldn’t find softer accommodations!