Category: The Weekly Report

Follow our Journey


By Valentina Alayon - June 6, 2017

With the arrival of our chassis, the construction of our Solar Decathlon home can finally begin. We would like to thank AMC Fabrication for their high-quality work and timely delivery.   What we’ve accomplished thus far? The team has been working arduously to prepare for the arrival of the chassis. We have leveled out the type […]

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Another Week of Construction and Presentations

By Valentina Alayon - May 22, 2017

It’s another week here with Team Las Vegas. The team has been keeping very busy preparing for the chassis to arrive. Construction Update Work continues in the Team Las Vegas 2017 construction site.  Alfonso Contreras our welder finished welding the C-channels for the mechanical pod base. After he welded the HSS to the channels we […]

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After Finals the Work Continues

By Valentina Alayon - May 16, 2017

Finals might be over but the work continues for Team Las Vegas. Our students have completed their final exams and submitted their last assignments for the Spring 2017 semester. Communications Update Our team continues in our fundraising efforts attending presentations across the valley. Nasko Balaktchiev, Valentina Alayon, and Kalewalani Bancaco presented at World IP Day […]

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It’s Study Week for our Decathletes!

By Valentina Alayon - May 1, 2017

During the last week, the team worked arduously to complete our D7 submittal. The team successfully submitted it on April 27th. Way to go!! This week, in lieu of a traditional report this week, this will be a little insight into the life of a team member. It is the end of the semester after […]

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Team Las Vegas takes on Earth Day

By Valentina Alayon - April 24, 2017

It’s been another busy week here with Team Las Vegas. As April comes to an end, the team has continued to work hard on our D7 submittal. The team has now finalized a dinner menu and final team uniform. We have booked all of our rooms. Construction Update This week has been all about steel. […]

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What did you do on Spring Break?

By Valentina Alayon - April 18, 2017

With Spring Break coming to an end, the team continues working hard to complete our upcoming U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon deliverable. The nine deliverables are team submittals to the DOE outlining design, strategies and compliance. The D7 submittal focuses on the project summary and public exhibit materials. This is our 2nd to last […]

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Team Vegas Begins Construction!

By Adam Betemedhin - April 10, 2017

It’s Spring break!  Which means time for construction. Team Las Vegas is proud to say that we have officially started construction. Our team has been eagerly working towards this date for the past 2 years. We couldn’t be happier to start building. We couldn’t have done it without the support of all of our awesome […]

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Groundbreaking, Food Drive, and SNICC

By Valentina Alayon - April 4, 2017

Last Friday, Team Las Vegas 2017 held our official groundbreaking ceremony! Community supporters, team members for Team Las Vegas 2013 and UNLV faculty and staff joined the team as we kicked off construction! Special guests included, President Len Jessup, Dean Venkat, Regent Moran, Jeff Roberts AIA, and some of our top donors. Due to 60mph winds, […]

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