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Oct 302008

From TInergy

Texas Instruments has announced that it is stepping up its involvement with the Solar Decathlon by sponsoring the University of Illinois team for the 2009 competition.

The Solar Decathlon is a DOE-sponsored, bi-annual contest to design, build and operate the most attractive, energy efficient homes, which will be on display on the Mall in Washington D.C.  In 2009, the event will be held from October 9 -18.  The University of Illinois is one of the 20 universities around the globe that is participating.

TI engineers will serve as mentors for the team, sharing their experience in energy efficient technology design and insight into solar power innovation.

To keep the important discussion of solar power innovation going, TI has set up a Solar Decathlon Facebook fan page, that invites students and professors from participating universities, Solar Decathlon alumni and anyone else passionate about this topic to share their experiences in working on solar power homes.

The students are just now getting started on their home designs, but we will keep the TInergy blog updated as they continue to design and build their home.

Professor Patrick Chapman – University of Illinois