In three months, the solar house that Lawrence Technological University
students are currently erecting on-campus will be on display on the
National Mall in Washington, D.C. as one of 20 competitors in the National Solar Decathlon Competition.
LTU's house - like those of MIT, Carnegie Mellon and other competitors
- must collect and store enough solar energy to run air conditioning
and other appliances and operate home computers. Extra power will power
a lightweight vehicle.
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