Published: Sept. 12, 2002

University of Colorado students will oversee the dismantling of their 800-square-foot solar home on Saturday, Sept. 14, for transportation to the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon contest in Washington, D.C.

A crane will lift the home in seven pieces onto three waiting flatbed trucks starting at about 10 a.m. and continuing until at least 2 p.m. The home has been under construction for the last two months in the parking lot of the Home Depot store at 1200 Dillon Road, Louisville.

The Solar Decathlon is a competition among 14 universities to design and build the best solar-powered home. The contest will take place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., from Sept. 26 to Oct. 5.

The CU Solar Decathlon team involves students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU-Boulder and the College of Architecture and Planning at CU-Denver.

For more information, call Matthew Henry, on-site project manager and team leader at (720) 351-6288, or Carol Rowe, director of communications for the CU-Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science at (303) 492-7426.