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Meet the UT Solar Decathlon 2011 Team

Heads up all you green party people. On Saturday, October 2, you can meet the UT Solar Decathlon 2011 Team while enjoying tasty grilled hot dogs and cold drinks. Efficient Energy of Tennessee (EETN) is hosting a cook-out at the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system in the seven-state TVA region!

Knoxville's Team Living Light has been accepted as one of 20 University teams from around the world to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. This prestigious, internationally recognized competition challenges each team to design, build, exhibit, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. This team of "olympic solar athletes" will also be giving a presentation in the NEG energy educational center (located at the site) from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

And you can take a tour of our new landmark solar power farm, which is like "1 of the 7 wonders of the state of Tennessee", says Harvey Abouelata, EETN VP of Sales and Marketing. We are not sure what the other six are but we are claiming this as one of them. The megawatt is comprised of 4608 Sharp solar panels, manufactured right here in Tennessee. The system also features 4 PV Powered 260 kW inverters, also made here in the USA. It’s like tailgating next to a football field, except it’s… bigger.

EETN will be on hand to answer any questions you might have, give tours, and feed your face. We will start grilling at 11:00 and end around 2:30, while providing information about solar technology and energy efficient best practices all day long! So, come by the site on Saturday, October 2, from 10:00AM to 3:00PM for a full day of solar fun. It's a meet, greet, and eat event you don't want to miss.

For more information call (865) 947-3386.

Living Lights Solar Presentation & Registration Information

For more information on the MW Solar Power Farm and the Solar Decathlon, check out my other articles listed below.

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