Registration at the Solar Decathlon

Solar Decathlon 2015 looks promising. The layout is much better arranged for solar decathletes and public alike. Adjoining parking, plenty of nearby shade, and a better “village” feel to things. More human. Not stretched waaaaay down a converted Marine runway.

The Miners were the first team to get to registration and were surprised to see they were the ONLY team ready to sign in.
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And the first team (we think) to check on their house at the vehicle staging site. DSC_1536DSC_1545They checked for damage (very little) and got an early look at the other houses still tied down on massive trailers.

And the first team to do a “course walk” over and around lot #108, their home for theDSC_1570 next three weeks or so, and check on site elevation and develop a strategy for vehicle placement, all for tomorrow’s 7:00 a.m. starting whistle.

The Miners site has a slight dome-like curve to it, but it’s also on the highest point of the competition area, directly under Decathlon cameras. That means it may well be the easiest structure to see when visitors begin flowing in.

And that’s a good place to be.