Apricus has donated solar thermal components and technical services to team Alfred Guilin consisting of Alfred State College, Alfred University and Guilin University of Technology for the second bi-annual Solar Decathlon China.
The most recent addition to the international family of Solar Decathlon competitions, Solar Decathlon China is a result of a memorandum of understanding stating: “The Governments of the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China have a common goal in fostering sustainable economic and social development while encouraging the use of renewable energy sources and recognize that solar energy development and use is an important part of the collaboration.”
This year’s event will be hosted by the National Energy Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy, organized by Peking University, and supported by private companies. It involves students working in teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are energy-efficient, inexpensive and attractive to consumers. The design goal is to create the house with the optimum blend of affordability, consumer appeal and excellence in ten areas including optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. The 2013 Solar Decathlon will include 37 colleges and universities from 13 countries forming 24 teams.
For more information on Solar Decathlon China visit www.sdchina.org.