solar decathlon 2015

Team Alfred's OFFICIAL BLOG!

This was a multi-faceted collaboration between Alfred State College and Alfred University for the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy's national competition in Irvine, California. Scroll down to the start of the blog to get a sense of what the event was and is.

I myself was originally commissioned as the teams designer. I later became a decathlete to go compete with the team. Since I was going to California I also convinced the school to let me bring along my work to have a solo art show in the teams solar house. (Blog post from Day 7 highlights my involvement.)

Day 6

Points, points and more points!
Days off from public tours allow Team Alfred to gradually move up in competition rankings.

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Welcome to California!

 

14 Teams of the Solar Decathlon, 2015 

 
 

This blog serves to cover Team Alfred during the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2015, as well as my experiences as the teams sole artist and designer.

 
 

Team Alfred Decathletes standing in front of their completed solar home, the Alf House.

 
 

Here is a Great Introduction Video to the Solar Decathlon!

 
 
 

My contribution to This Competition:

I am the teams lead artist and sole designer who has the opportunity of attending the decathlon in California as a decathlete. During my last semester as a student at Alfred University I was commissioned to create the Team Alfred Logo. As an alumnus I designed the t-shirts, handouts and posters. After all of my hard work we discovered that I in fact could become a decathlete since I have graduated within 1 year of the competition. As a decathlete my efforts with this competition, besides the commissioned design work, was to decorate the home with my works of art. Both the art and design are implemented to support and compliment the engineers, architects and construction students of Alfred State College and Alfred University while they put their solar home to the test against the other competing institutions across the nation.

I have also taken it upon myself to compile my experiences into this blog as I follow the daily progress of the Solar Decathlon competition.  I hope some of you will follow and share my experiences as they unfold. 

 

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Source: http://www.solardecathlon.gov/