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Support from the top!

Support from the top!

It’s not every day that the Prime Minister sends you a video of support, but that’s what happened to Team UOW today. The PM heard about the amazing w0rk that we’re putting into the Illawarra Flame and wanted to send us a message expressing her support. We understand that PM Gillard is extremely busy and so … Continue reading

Team UOW fires up ABC 7.30 NSW!

Team UOW fires up ABC 7.30 NSW!

We had an amazing feature air on ABC 7.30 NSW last Friday and people are starting to get excited! While we mightn’t have the following to attract the paparazzi just  yet, we are super keen to tell everyone about our amazing Illawarra Flame house! Check out our amazing feature here! “A team from the University … Continue reading

The Power of Nerds!

The Power of Nerds!

The Daily Telegraph swung by to see Team UOW working hard on the Illawarra Flame house late last week and featured us in yesterdays newspaper! “Nerds have the Power…” began the slightly pride diminishing yet eye-catching headline! Well, we mightn’t consider ourselves nerds per se, but we certainly do seem to have the power. The Daily Telegraph, Sydney … Continue reading

Hanging out at Hangdog

Hanging out at Hangdog

We took a well-deserved break from construction this month for some serious rock climbing at a local indoor gym. Rock climbing is the perfect metaphor for the Solar Decathlon experience: on first glance, the challenge looks almost insurmountable: sheer, scary and certainly not safe… but after actually getting onto the wall, finding those footholds and … Continue reading

Illawarra Flame House Time Lapse

Illawarra Flame House Time Lapse

Ever wanted to see what happens when you mix a GoPro and Team UOW Australia? The time lapse building of a house, that’s what. I’m not going to lie, getting this together wasn’t easy. Let’s just say that a cherry picker was needed and many, many man hours converting photos to video, changing video formats, resizing the … Continue reading

Solar Decathlon Teams Making A Real World Impact!

Solar Decathlon Teams Making A Real World Impact!

US Solar Decathlon team Empowerhouse has joined with US local government to make affordable, super efficient houses a reality! Lakiya Culley, an administrative assistant at the U.S. State Department and mother of three, has an unlikely new home… she just moved into one of the most innovative, energy-efficient houses in the US! Her new house cost just … Continue reading