July 9, 2009
Tune in to Enmax SolAbode progress
The Alberta Solar Decathlon Team has launched a new regular video series to share their journey to build and display a solar-powered, environmentally friendly home in Washington, D.C. in October.
Called Solar Hero, the first episode is now available on YouTube, and covers the announcement of Enmax coming on board as the title sponsor of the project. New episodes are expected to be produced every two weeks.
Team Alberta is the first all-western Canadian team to be selected to compete—with 19 other university and college teams from around the world—in the U.S. Department of Energy’s prestigious 2009 Solar Decathlon this fall.
The team’s Alberta Solar Decathlon project is led by students from four Calgary post-secondary schools: the University of Calgary, SAIT Polytechnic, Mount Royal College and the Alberta College of Art + Design.
The team is building the ENMAX SolAbode modular home under a large white tent near the intersection of the TransCanada Highway and 14th Street N.W., on a parking lot donated by SAIT. The completed 800-square-foot home will be taken apart in the fall and shipped to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., where it will be reassembled, put on public display and judged at the popular Solar Decathlon competition.
For more information about Enmax SolAbode, visit: www.solabode.ca