U.S. Department of Energy + China Energy Administration
FIU + Tsinghua University, Beijing
Rendering of the house being developed by students from Tsinghua University and FIU for the Solar Decathlon China 2013 competition.
Though separated by more than 7,000 miles of land and ocean, not to mention a huge cultural divide, students from FIU in Miami and Tsinghua University in Beijing are teaming up to develop an energy efficient, cost-effective and attractive solar-powered house for the Solar Decathlon (SD) China competition to be held in August in Datong, China.
The students are one of 23 teams in the competition – which is the result of a memorandum of understanding between the governments of the United States and the People’s Republic of China, which states that the two nations “have a common goal in fostering sustainable economic and social development while encouraging the use of renewable energy sources and recognize that solar energy development and use is an important part of their collaboration.”
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