Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

AirUCI PI competes in solar home project

Date: 
Fri, 10/09/2015

AirUCI PI Jack Brouwer has served as faculty adviser for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in Team Orange’s entry in the seventh bi-annual national Solar Decathlon, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy.  Partner schools UCI, Irvine Valley College, Chapman University, and Saddleback College form Orange County's entry, and the schools have been working for two years to design and build an innovative solar home, on view through October 18, 2015.
In a quote from the Orange County Register, Jack said, “I certainly hope this house has outreach potential for inspiring our students to pursue this technology in the future and those in the general public to realize that, first of all, it can be beautiful. Secondly, it can be energy efficient, and third, it can be sustainable for them to use for centuries to come. There’s no other energy conversion for how we should live that can claim that.”   Read the article