Tags:From the press release:
Washington, D.C. – Senator Kay R. Hagan (NC) encourages North Carolinians to vote today for North Carolina’s own Appalachian State University (ASU) in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon People's Choice Awards. ASU is one of 20 U.S and international collegiate contestants in this biennial event where teams spend almost two years designing and building energy-efficient houses powered by the sun.
“I am so impressed by our students whose innovative design merges modern clean-energy technology with traditional North Carolina sustainable practices. In the tour I was given they demonstrated how their remarkable 'Solar Homestead,' which they designed and built from scratch, embodies the lifestyle of our state’s early settlers. We can all take pride in the ingenuity and hard work of the ASU Solar Decathlon Team.
"ASU’s solar-powered house exemplifies the forward-thinking energy strategies and the talented workforce coming out of North Carolina,” said Hagan. “Our unbeatable colleges and universities, along with North Carolina’s leadership in renewable energy research and development are a recipe for growing businesses and job creation. I encourage everyone to vote today for ASU in the prestigious Solar Decathlon People's Choice Awards.”
To vote for Appalachian State University, visit the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon website: http://www.solardecathlon.gov/. The voting deadline is tomorrow, September 30, 2011, at 7 p.m.
ASU’s Solar Homestead will tour North Carolina following the decathlon to promote renewable energy education.
For a photo of Senator Hagan visiting the Appalachian State University ‘Solar Homestead,’ click here.
A video walkthrough of Appalachian State University's Solar Decathlon ‘Solar Homestead’ is available here.