UNLV students constructing house powered entirely by the sun

Students at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas are designing and constructing Desert Sol, UNLV's answer to the Energy Department's challenge to build a house powered entirely by the sun.

August 20, 2013

Students at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas are designing and constructing Desert Sol, UNLV's answer to the Energy Department's challenge to build a house powered entirely by the sun. Thirty solar panels will power everything, from the house's LED lighting to its all-electric appliances and HVAC system. Plastic tubes filled with water are built into the floor throughout the 750 sf house, heating it in the winter and cooling it in the summer.

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