NanaWall Systems Shines in Four Projects at Solar Decathlon 2013

The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) team, featuring NanaWall units, was the highest ranked U.S. team and won the Market Appeal contest.

San Francisco October 29, 2013


At the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon held in Southern California, four homes out of 19 featured NanaWall Systems, the industry leader in opening glass wall systems. This year, the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) team, featuring NanaWall units, was the highest ranked U.S. team and won the Market Appeal contest.

Every two years, the Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design and build houses that are affordable, energy-efficient and attractive. The contests are designed to gauge how well a project performs, measuring everything from maintaining a specific temperature range in the home to producing solar energy that runs household appliances.

The UNLV project, DesertSol, featured NanaWall Systems in every room of the house and won the important Market Appeal contest (scoring 94 out of a possible 100 points), defeating Vienna University of Technology and Stanford. UNLV's entry earned a total of 947.6 points, securing its position as highest ranked U.S. team in the competition.

"We are once again pleased to support collegiate teams in the Solar Decathlon, and this year is no exception. Since 2005, NanaWall opening glass wall systems have played a significant role in nearly a dozen different solar decathlon homes," said Ebrahim Nana, CEO of NanaWall Systems. "We are proud to be a part of UNLV's award-winning project."

The other Solar Decathlon teams that incorporated NanaWall Systems units into their projects include:

*Stevens Institute of Technology with project "Ecohabit"

*University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College with project "ADAPT"

*University of Southern California with project "fluxHome"

This year more than 60,000 visitors toured the houses showcased at the Solar Decathlon.

About NanaWall Systems

With 25 years of engineering experience and more than a million opening glass panels installed worldwide, NanaWall Systems is the industry leader, trusted by architects, design professionals and homeowners. Providing precision engineered opening glass wall systems, the NanaWall product line offers countless style options, unsurpassed durability and superior performance—all based on a foundation of rigorous testing, research and innovation.

NanaWall Systems is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, with 22 showroom and design studio locations across North America. NanaWall Systems is the exclusive North American partner of Solarlux Germany, the world leader in operable glass wall technology. For more information, visit nanawall.com or call 800-873-5673.

Featured Product

Parker Wind Power Solutions - Core technologies to help you harness the wind… onshore and offshore

Parker Wind Power Solutions - Core technologies to help you harness the wind… onshore and offshore

Visit Booth #2886 at AWEA Windpower, May 22-25 in Anaheim, CA to see how Parker products, systems and services help you raise performance while reducing risk in wind energy environments. Parker has been on the forefront of windpower for over two decades, with solutions that touch virtually every critical function in the turbine. From integrated lube oil filtration systems and sealing technologies that make drive trains more reliable and bearings operate like new to compact blade pitch actuation systems that maximize rotor efficiency and minimize vibrations in the turbine. Parker has the solutions that make today's advanced and sophisticated wind power plants better and smarter. Case in point? Our high efficiency power conversion systems that deliver optimum power to the grid. While our scalable evaporative cooling system lowers overall system cost with up to 40% higher power throughput.