Civil and Environmental Engineering

UC Davis Solar Decathlon team wins 1st place in affordability

The UC Davis Solar Decathlon team, Aggie Sol, has just returned from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. Team Aggie Sol successfuly completed the competition and brought home two first place titles. Team Aggie Sol tied for first place in affordability, by designing a house that cost only $2.49 per square foot.  Team Aggie Sol also tied for first place in commuting, by equipping their house with an electric system that is able to charge an electric vehicle enough within two hours to drive at least 25 miles. Additionally, Team Aggie Sol placed third in energy balance and fourth in architecture.

The video below does a great job summarizing this exciting competition.

Read more about Aggie Sol and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon in the following article published by UC Davis Dateline: Solar home takes 1st in affordability.