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Made With STILE: 2015 Solar Decathlon

Made With STILE: 2015 Solar Decathlon

Made With STILE: 2015 Solar Decathlon

And the 2015 Solar Decathlon houses are open! The WVU-UTV Team has completed their construction of the STILE House in just 9 days. After two years of planning and building, their house is finally ready for visitors and go head to head in 10 competitions against 17 teams. Each team has interesting takes on energy efficiency, house goals and appearance.

Here’s some competition highlights from the WVU-UTV Team:

WVU-UTV was the first team across the starting line!

An international field of 14 collegiate teams begin a 27-day competition during the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

(Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

An international field of 14 collegiate teams begin a 27-day competition during the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

(Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Building Away!

Damiano Paparelli (left) and Tiziana Costanzo of Team West Virginia/Rome work together drilling holes for deck panels on Day 5 of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Damiano Paparelli (left) and Tiziana Costanzo of Team West Virginia/Rome work together drilling holes for deck panels on Day 5 of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Day 5: The vision was coming together.

Marco Macotti of Team West Virginia/Rome is reflected in a pane of glass as he works on his teams' home on Day 5 of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Marco Macotti of Team West Virginia/Rome is reflected in a pane of glass as he works on his teams’ home on Day 5 of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Day 8: Finishing Touches!

Bilowy clouds provide a backdrop for West Virginia University and University of Roma Tor Vergata as they continue construction on Day 8 of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Bilowy clouds provide a backdrop for West Virginia University and University of Roma Tor Vergata as they continue construction on Day 8 of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Introducing: STILE House!

Photo Courtesy of the WVU-UTV Team via Twitter

Photo Courtesy of the WVU-UTV Team via Twitter

Photo Courtesy of the WVU-UTV Team (via Facebook)

Photo Courtesy of the WVU-UTV Team (via Facebook)

Stay tuned for more updates and an inside look at the home! If you are in Irvine, California, go visit! Here are the visitor details.

Lastly, help our team win! Vote for the STILE House to win People’s Choice Award: http://energy.gov/solar-decathlon/stile

Learn More About the STILE House:

About Alana Kane

Alana Kane
Alana is the Marketing Manager at Bestlaminate and a 200 HR certified yoga teacher. Usually found on social media sites or twisted into a pretzel shape, she is full of creativity, optimism, laughs and adventure. Some of her favorite things include: traveling, animals, yoga, trying new things and going to concerts. If you have any specific questions for Alana, you can contact her at alana@bestlaminate.com

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