SolarWorld to sponsor ASU's Solar Decathlon team

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SolarWorld, one of the world's largest solar energy companies and the largest U.S. solar manufacturer, will sponsor Arizona State University's team in the Department of Energy's 2013 Solar Decathlon.

ASU is one part of the shared Arizona State University and University of New Mexico team called aSUNm. Students and faculty advisers from both universities are currently developing their "SHADE" project. Focusing on a desert southwest ecosystem, the modular home prototype takes advantage of the sun with solar power and features water storing capabilities.

aSUNm will debut the house at the Solar Decathlon October 3-14 in Orange County, California.