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Middlebury Solar Decathlon to host Construction Kick-Off

News Release — Middlebury College
April 2, 2013

Project Manager: Gwen Cook<> (cell: 503-442-1708)

What: The Middlebury College Solar Decathlon team is hosting a construction kick-off – to celebrate that the solar powered house the students have been working on has begun to take shape. The team, their supporters, and the public are invited to attend this celebration of an important milestone in the project. The event includes a team photo, music provided by a student band, and refreshments from local businesses.

• Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz will speak about the school’s involvement in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition.
• Team Manager and Middlebury senior Cordelia Newbury will discuss the inspiration from the 2011 Middlebury College Solar Decathlon Team and the general competition.
• Construction Coordinator and Middlebury sophomore Kate Eiseman will offer comments on the ongoing student construction process.

When: Thursday April 4, 4:30 pm.

Where: The kick-off event will take place at the Solar Decathlon construction site in the Ridgeline Parking Lot off of Route 125 on the Middlebury College campus. In the event of rain, the kick-off will take place in the Orchard Room of the Franklin Environmental Center on campus.

To reach the Ridgeline Parking Lot, exit the rotary in downtown Middlebury onto Rte. 125W (College Street), travel through campus, continue down the hill, and turn left into the parking lot.

To reach the Franklin Environmental Center, exit the rotary in downtown Middlebury onto Rte. 125W (College Street), follow 125 W (College Street) to the top of the hill. The Franklin Environmental Center will be on the left, opposite the Adirondack Circle turnoff. Turn left onto Hillcrest Rd. and park along this street.


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