Dr. Korakakis and Branden Bellanca enjoying a laugh during the recent trip to the SD2013 Irvine Workshops. Find this photo and many more on our new Flickr Photostream. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wvusolar/
West Virginia University – Solar Decathlon:
Preserving Energy with Appalachian Knowledge.
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
West Virginia University will create a self-sufficient house for a self-sufficient family—a reflection of Appalachia culture and history.
The PEAK Solar House will be designed as a log cabin. This design was chosen to demonstrate the heritage and homey, old-fashioned aesthetic of the hills of West Virginia.
The WVU Solar House will incorporate a smart home system that utilizes sensors for various unique and exciting features. The sensors include motion, noise, light, biometric, and weather.
WVU Solar Decathlon is an official student-led organization addressing modern family and economical needs in order to produce an attractive, commercially viable solar house.
In 2013, West Virginia University, for the first time ever, has the opportunity to compete in the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. The idea for WVU to enter the competition was started by the engineering students from the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. Numerous subgroups along with the different colleges of the University will aid in the creation of the WVU Solar House. The colleges include the College of Business and Economics, David College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, and College of Creative Arts.