Appalachian pairs with French team for Solar Decathlon

Appalachian State University’s solar decathletes started construction on an energy-plus housing solution for multi-family structures Sept. 10 at 8 a.m. for the Solar Decathlon Europe, which will be held in Versailles, France starting June 2014.

They plan to finish construction March 1 and will showcase the house to the public at the office’s parking lot until May.  The building will then be disassembled and shipped to Versailles, France, where the Solar Decathlon Europe is being held this year, said Eric Burgoyne, a graduate student in the building science program and the sponsorship manager for the team.

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