Monday, October 14, 2013

Congrats to Solar Decathlon Team Austria!

A quick congrats to first place winner Team Austria at this year's Solar Decathlon!  The first ever Decathlon outside of Washington DC wrapped last night at the great park in Irvine and from all signs was a smashing success over the two week period.  Even last night at 6:30pm the line to get into the Team Austria house was around the block!
The line to get into the 2013 Decathlon winner, Team Austria, stretches around and around!

Also, thanks to all who stopped by the OC Renewables / ASES booth in the SunShot Pavilion.   It was great to see so many OC locals interested in learning more about renewable energy.  We will be adding your email to our network list and contacting you soon about great events and opportunities for you to get involved with renewable energy in the OC.

For more information and pics of the Decathlon, visit

For more information on joining ASES and getting your subscription to Solar Today started, visit

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

We need volunteers for the OC Renewables booth at Solar Decathlon 2013 this weekend!

This is the final weekend for the DOE Solar Decathlon happening at the Great Park in Irvine.  This weekend, OC Renewables / ASES will have a booth in the SunShot Innovations Pavilion and WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to man it!  

We will have free copies of Solar Today and free information about ASES Solar to distribute.  Volunteers will be required to talk a little about clean tech in the OC, recommend visitors to join ASES and how to join the email list of OC Renewables.

If you think you have some time to help out, please email Adam with the window you can attend.  All times are available from Oct 10 - 13, from 11AM to 7PM.

For more information about the event, check out the website here:

Thursday, October 3, 2013

DOE Solar Decathlon 2013 has started!

Come one, come all to the Irvine Great Park for the 2013 DOE Solar Decathlon, which started today!  The event is free to the public and public viewing hours are 11am to 7pm on Oct 3 - 7 and Oct 10 -13.

Some of you may ask.. "What is a solar decathlon?  Is there any running involved on my part?"  The answer is NO RUNNING, but quite a bit of walking as you tour "solar homes" that have been built by university teams around the world to compete for the top honors at this DOE sponsored annual competition.  Visitors get to see the latest in sustainable design, architecture and thinking as they tour the homes and talked to the passionate students who built these wonderful displays.  If you are a novice, it is great place to come and learn about all sorts of fun sustainability and renewable topics.  If you are a seasoned expert, you get the see the latest and greatest in the field!

This is the first year the event has been held outside of Washington DC, so lets show them what we're worth and get out to this event!

Visit the decathlon website at this link for more info.