UNLV’s solar house has bright ideas for the elderly

Posted on — By Brenda Tena

Las Vegas Sun features Team Vegas

Instead of being sent to a nursing home, what if the elderly could live the remainder of their lives in the comfort and security of their own homes?

That’s the question a group of UNLV students are trying to answer in time for next year’s Solar Decathlon, staged by the U.S. Department of Energy. The contest tasks teams from universities around the world to design, build and market energy-efficient houses. UNLV was picked last month to participate for a second time.

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