1MW Solar Tour and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Agricenter

Published March 30, 2012

Buses leave the Agricenter at 2:30 pm for the short ride to the Living Light House. The Living Light House Tour begins at approximately 2:45 pm.

University of Tennessee’s 2011 DOE Solar Decathlon Challenge Entry, the Living Light House, located at Shelby Farms Park: The 750-square-foot home placed eighth overall (out of 19 teams) in the US Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon, an international competition in which collegiate teams design, build, and run energy-efficient, solar-powered homes. The team tied for first place in two judged categories and finished third in two others.

The home showcases how solar technology can maximize energy efficiency and sustainability. It also demonstrates how thoughtful design and technology can be used to create greater efficiencies in homes and businesses. 

LightWave Solar retrofited the solar system from grid-tied to stand-alone. The battery system powers the appliances at night.

Buses will return to the Cook Convention Center after the tour is complete. Alternatively, conference participants may drive themselves. Parking will be available on site.