NanaWall Systems Shines in Four Projects at Solar Decathlon 2013

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The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) team, featuring NanaWall units, was the highest ranked U.S. team and won the Market Appeal contest.

Team UNLV’s project DesertSol won the Market Appeal contest and was the highest ranked U.S. team in the Solar Decathlon 2013. Photo Credit: Jason Flakes, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

We are once again pleased to support collegiate teams in the Solar Decathlon, and this year is no exception. We are proud to be a part of UNLV’s award-winning project, said Ebrahim Nana, CEO of NanaWall Systems.

At the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon held in Southern California, four homes out of 19 featured NanaWall Systems, the industry leader in opening glass wall systems. This year, the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) team, featuring NanaWall units, was the highest ranked U.S. team and won the Market Appeal contest.

Every two years, the Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design and build houses that are affordable, energy-efficient and attractive. The contests are designed to gauge how well a project performs, measuring everything from maintaining a specific temperature range in the home to producing solar energy that runs household appliances.

The UNLV project, DesertSol, featured NanaWall Systems in every room of the house and won the important Market Appeal contest (scoring 94 out of a possible 100 points), defeating Vienna University of Technology and Stanford. UNLV’s entry earned a total of 947.6 points, securing its position as highest ranked U.S. team in the competition.

“We are once again pleased to support collegiate teams in the Solar Decathlon, and this year is no exception. Since 2005, NanaWall opening glass wall systems have played a significant role in nearly a dozen different solar decathlon homes,” said Ebrahim Nana, CEO of NanaWall Systems. “We are proud to be a part of UNLV’s award-winning project.”

The other Solar Decathlon teams that incorporated NanaWall Systems units into their projects include:

  • Stevens Institute of Technology with project “Ecohabit”
  • University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College with project “ADAPT”
  • University of Southern California with project “fluxHome”

This year more than 60,000 visitors toured the houses showcased at the Solar Decathlon.

About NanaWall Systems
With 25 years of engineering experience and more than a million opening glass panels installed worldwide, NanaWall Systems is the industry leader, trusted by architects, design professionals and homeowners. Providing precision engineered opening glass wall systems, the NanaWall product line offers countless style options, unsurpassed durability and superior performance—all based on a foundation of rigorous testing, research and innovation.

NanaWall Systems is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, with 22 showroom and design studio locations across North America. NanaWall Systems is the exclusive North American partner of Solarlux Germany, the world leader in operable glass wall technology. For more information, visit nanawall.com or call 800-873-5673.

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