Students battle desert heat to complete pioneering solar-powered house

08/6/2013 | Las Vegas Sun

Students from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas are braving the fierce desert heat to complete their entry in the U.S. Energy Department's challenge to build a house powered entirely by the sun. The house includes 30 solar panels that power LED lights throughout, as well as water-filled plastic tubes in the floor that cool and warm the house as needed.

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