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Award-Winning Solar-Powered Home on Display at Springs Preserve
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Award-Winning Solar-Powered Home on Display at Springs Preserve

Starting Saturday, visitors to the Springs Preserve will get a chance to see UNLV's award-winning solar-powered home.

DesertSol was part of a worldwide competition by the Department of Energy. It uses the latest technology to create a house based around energy savings and sustainable living.

The 754-square foot home is responsive to the climate of the harsh Mojave Desert. The project was honored in eight categories at the competition was held last year.

It took a team of 60 students more than two years to design and build.

The exhibit will be permanent addition to the Springs Preserve. Several local home builders and construction companies helped move the model home to its spot at the preserve's botanical gardens.

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