(Originally released April 14, 2011)
A team of University of Virginia architecture and engineering students won the EPA’s People, Prosperity, and the Planet Award in the National Sustainable Design Expo, a student design contest for sustainability. U.Va.’s entry, “The Learning Barge: Environmental + Cultural Ecologies on the Elizabeth River,” was one of six projects to be recognized with Sustainability Design Awards of $75,000. The recently completed barge is being used to educate school kids as it is docked along the Elizabeth River. DTI Solar was selected by the UVA School of Architecture to design and furnish all of the solar equipment to power the barge and the various educational displays and lighting systems. DTI Solar technicians assisted the students from the UVA electrical engineering department with the installation.
For over 30 years, DTI Solar has provided energy-efficient products and engineering design services to government, commercial and residential projects. Clients include NASA, all Military branches, the University of Virginia as well as countless municipalities, corporations and private energy systems.
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