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Engineers Tackle Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

Published: May 06, 2019 | Categories: All News, Engineering
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Students from Western New England University again partnered with Technological University of Panama to compete at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Weekend April 12-14 in Golden, CO. The University teams successfully competed as Team PANAMASS in 2015 in the Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean.

As a finalist, the team presented its Design Solution to industry-recognized jurors at the Design Challenge Weekend held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO.

The competition is designed to inspire and recognize the students the DOE sees as the future of the construction industry, who are prepared to integrate critical building science skills in design, engineering, sustainability, and construction.