ROLLA, Mo. (KMOV) -- Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla will break ground Friday for their entry in the global collegiate competition to build the best solar house in the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathalon project.
The 60-member team from Missouri S&T assembling the house will be competing against 20 other schools worldwide. The complete house will eventually be shipped to Irvine, California, from Rolla, and reassembled for the decathlon.
The students will also be hosting a “solar social” at the groundbreaking ceremony Friday, which will include tours of the university’s four-house Solar Village.
The team is sponsored by the St. Louis Electrical Connection, a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local One and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
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