It’s go time for the 2013 Solar Decathlon team. In January they met with representatives from their competitors in Irvine and are gearing up to start construction in April.
“We definitely feel ahead of the game and are excited to head into the construction phase,” says team member Brian Grau. “Meeting with our competitors made the months and months we’ve been preparing feel real. There’s no backing out now!”
The team will submit nearly finalized construction plans Feb. 14 when they can reveal more of their design. They’re thrilled with the support they’ve received from alumni and the SCU community.
“One of the best pieces of advice from a student who worked on the 2009 house was to figure out what time you’ll need for construction and double it,” says Grau. “It may sound simple, but insight from someone who’s gone through the competition is vital.”
For more information on the Solar Decathlon, check out the this video from the U.S. Department of Energy.