We’ve stumbled across an interesting video here at Team UOW. At a recent TEDx talk David Roberts explained why he thinks “Climate Change is Simple”. As you can imagine, Team UOW is pretty interested in climate change — we are, after all, attempting to build a super energy efficient solar powered house. So, check out … Continue reading
Team UOW is excited to announce that we now have merch! Pick up some sweet threads and show your support for innovation, sustainable living and amazing design. In classic Team UOW fashion, we’ve gone all out and designed a swathe of different options that’ll no doubt fire you up. And don’t worry if a T-shirt isn’t really … Continue reading
It’s time to check out the competition! Well, they’re not really our competition… but the Solar Decathlon Europe has well and truly wrapped up and the winner announced. Taking place in Madrid, the contest (from downunder at least) looked fierce and should give Team UOW some idea of what to expect come our finals in … Continue reading
Professionals and amateurs alike are invited to compete in the Illawarra Flame Tree Photography Competition. Competitors are called to submit a photograph that best captures the unique nature of the Illawarra Flame Tree. *Submission deadline extended to 5pm 29th December!* *There is no limit to the number of photos you can enter in the competition* The … Continue reading
As part of the competition this year, all teams in the Solar Decathlon were invited to attend the ‘China International Solar Energy Summit & Solar Decathlon China 2013 Progress Development Review Workshop’. Phew, what a title! Several members of Team UOW Australia went along for the ride, which was quite the adventure. It began with … Continue reading
Okay, so it’s probably safe to assume everyone now knows exactly where the 2013 Solar Decathlon is being held. And if you missed it? Too bad. Just joking! It’s in Datong, China. Seeing as that’s pretty clear now, you should probably get to know a little about the team, and where we’re based. You’ll find … Continue reading
NI HAO! (Our Chinese is getting good, right!?) So, as we all know, the culmination of the competition for 2013 is being held in China. Yes, we know it’s in China. But where exactly? Datong. Wait… where? Datong. It’s in China, if you hadn’t realised. Where in China is Datong? Give us something else to … Continue reading
To get an idea of what the house will look like once it’s constructed for real, Team UOW has created a super mini, super cool scale model. This model is currently braving the big blue; heading across to China as we speak. Check out our awesome design below: It’s all happening… Get excited!
The Grand Designs Live expo was held at Darling Harbour exhibition centre recently, and a few of our team members attended to see what tips we could snag from the experts. Grand Designs is a television show that chronicles the trials, tribulations and triumphs of normal people like us buying and renovating old dilapidated buildings, … Continue reading
Yo Everybody… Ch, Ch, Check it out! Have a squiz at this fun video that gives a nice easy explanation for what exactly we are getting up to in this house-building extravaganza.