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  •  Santa Clara University Congratulates 2013 Solar Decathlon Team

    Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

    Santa Clara University is proud to congratulate Team Santa Clara for a strong finish in engineering in the 2013 Solar Decathlon. Santa Clara University placed 5th in engineering and 11th overall in the international competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

  •  Innovation finds a home in Santa Clara University’s Radiant House

    Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013
    A team of SCU engineering students is designing a mobile application that – among other tricks – allows a homeowner to remotely shut off lights and close windows. It’s tied to an intuitive control system receiving input from sensors located throughout a house that relies solely on the sun for all of its energy.Radiant House is SCU’s newest entry in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, an international competition for 20 selected college teams. This year, participants from Arizona to Austria will face the challenge of designing, building and operating the most cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive solar-powered house.
  •  Santa Clara University ranks in Sierra Magazine’s top 50 “Cool Schools”

    Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
    Santa Clara University is one of Sierra magazine's top 50 “Cool Schools” for 2013. The Sierra Club's official magazine ranks universities that lead sustainability initiatives and make an effort to protect and preserve the environment. SCU made the list at 36 for a number of factors including the amount of faculty and departments engaged in sustainability-related research, peer-to-peer educator programs, renewable energy, and alternative transportation. SCU has also set an ambitious goal to be climate neutral by the end of 2015.
  •  Santa Clara University Students Tap Silicon Valley Tool to Teach Solar Power

    Monday, Jun. 10, 2013
    Santa Clara University engineering students are holding monthly Google+ Hangout On Air with elementary schoolers in Irvine, Calif. These live video chats teach the kids about what goes into designing and building a solar home, and allow the elementary students to ask questions. The SCU Solar Decathlon team is building a 1,000 square foot home on the SCU campus before loading it on trucks and hauling it to Irvine for the Department of Energy competition this October.
  •  Solar Decathlon Students Gear up for a Bright Year Doing More Than Building a Solar House

    Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2012
    Santa Clara University's 2013 Solar Decathlon team helps Habitat for Humanity build houses to hammer out their construction skills.
    For the Santa Clara University 2013 Solar Decathlon team, the challenge of building a solar house is testing more than just design and engineering skills. The U.S. Department of Energy’s biennial competition is putting the students in many roles they have never explored.
  •  Santa Clara University Students to Show How Living Green Isn't a Compromise at Earth Day Festival in San Francisco

    Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010
    Santa Clara University students who built an award-winning 800-square-foot, solar-powered house are headed to San Francisco for Earth Day to show homeowners how to make their homes energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly, and livable.
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