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10/15/2013

Team Alberta in the Top 10


We would like to extend a huge congratulations to Team Alberta for placing 9th at the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. In what was the tightest competition in the Solar Decathlon's history, Team Alberta earned an impressive 913 points out of a total of 1000 possible points. The very close competition was a reflection of all of the quality homes displayed in California.

Team Alberta Solar Decathlon 2013, Borealis 

Team Alberta designed and built a modular, net-zero home named Borealis for this year's Solar Decathlon. The affordable, comfortable and energy efficient home was built in response to the immediate need for housing for the resource industry working in remote areas of Western Canada. + Read more about Borealis here

 

The winner of the Solar Decathlon is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellent with optimal production and maximum efficiency. The winner of this year's tight competition was Team Austria from the Vienna University of Technology. Congrats to Team Austria!

 

During the ten day competition, Director of Business Development at Innotech George Nickel and Director of Sales from Fentro Technologies Henry Nickel went to California to support Team Alberta and take part in some of the Solar Decathlon's festivities. Here are some of our favourite photos: 

 

An arial photo from Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California where the 19 competing teams re-constructed their homes for the competition:

2013 Solar Decathlon, Irvine California

 

The entrance to the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013:

US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 

 

Below right: Team Alberta's Project Manager Alexandre inviting us into Borealis. Below left: Neal from Team Alberta with George from Innotech. 

US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 2013 Solar Decathlon, Borealis

 

The back of Team Alberta's t-shirts showing all of the sponsors of Borealis: 

2013 Solar Decathlon, Borealis 

 

The front and back of Borealis by Team Alberta:

2013 Solar Decathlon, Borealis

2013 Solar Decathlon, Borealis

 

A view of our high-performance Tilt and Turn Doors with our contemporary pleated shades. We also love the kitchen table made with reclaimed wood beams!

Tilt and Turn Doors with Pleated Shades

 

Congratulations once again to Team Alberta for all of their hard work and genuine passion for high-performance, energy-efficient design and building. It was a pleasure working with you and cheering you every step of the way! See you in 2015!

 

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