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Team Middlebury takes 8th place in Solar Decathlon

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Posted on October 21, 2013 |
By Luke Despart



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THIS ENERGY-EFFICIENT 956-square-foot home designed and built by Middlebury College students won eighth place in the 2013 Solar Decathlon. The building, shown here at its unveiling in Middlebury this past summer, was shipped to California, where it competed with schools from around the country and overseas. Independent file photo/Luke Whelan

MIDDLEBURY — The team of around 100 Middlebury College students who toiled for two years to conceive and construct a super-efficient, solar-powered home recently wrapped up an international design competition by earning a prominent finish vs. 20 teams — most from schools that are bigger and with more engineering-focused curricula.

Team Middlebury finished eighth at the U.S. Department of Energy’s sixth biennial Solar Decathlon; winners were announced Oct. 11 at a ceremony in Irvine, Calif.

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