Statement of Solar Energy Industries Association President Rhone Resch on the 2005 Solar Decathlon Results

Using off-the-shelf solar energy systems that are available in today's marketplace, the Solar Decathletes have built attractive, effective, and energy-efficient homes.

"The Solar Energy Industries Association congratulates the Department of Energy, the winning team from the University of Colorado, and all eighteen college and university teams competing in the Solar Decathlon for demonstrating the immediate viability of practical solar power.


Using off-the-shelf solar energy systems that are available in today's marketplace, the Solar Decathletes have built attractive, effective, and energy-efficient homes. As America searches for long-term solutions to our current energy crisis, we laud these solar champions for demonstrating that solar power technologies can and should be harnessed today. "

SEIA is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants and marketers. Established in 1975, SEIA works to expand the use of solar technologies in the global marketplace.

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