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    Default Re: TEAM BeauSoleil #1 in Market Viability

    Quote Originally Posted by cjr3888 View Post
    _ I think this is the most important category. After all, what good are all the bells and whistles if nobody will buy the thing.


    igeaux.mobi _
    I am with you, this catagory should count for double the points.

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    UL finishes 19th in the world.
    The rest of the story

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    Default Re: UL's TEAM BeauSoleil - Finishes 19th

    Out of 20.....ouch! At least we went and competed.

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    Default Re: UL's TEAM BeauSoleil - Finishes 19th

    Don't forget these was the playoffs. So what if we were one and done. These was the playoffs. Top-20 baby.


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    Default Re: UL's TEAM BeauSoleil - Finishes 19th

    UL wins the People's Choice Award! That and Market Viability 1st place. I'd say those are pretty big even though the final tally wasn't what we all wanted. Going down to the Mall in DC to congratulate the team.

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    Default Re: UL's TEAM BeauSoleil - Finishes 19th

    And all that is with no points in Net Metering and basically no points in Hot Water.


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    Default Re: UL's TEAM BeauSoleil - Finishes 19th

    Quote Originally Posted by tjubb View Post
    _ UL wins the People's Choice Award! That and Market Viability 1st place. I'd say those are pretty big even though the final tally wasn't what we all wanted. Going down to the Mall in DC to congratulate the team.

    Tom _
    #1 in Market viability and #1 in what people like and want. Believe it or not those are not the same even if they must go hand in hand for ultimate success in the market place.

    Congrats on any who text messaged and helped UL win the People's Choice Award.

    ps this reminds me of FedEx and Raising Canes. Not the best grade with doubters but very successful companies.

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    Default Re: UL's TEAM BeauSoleil - Finishes 19th

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    _ #1 in Market viability and #1 in what people like and want. Believe it or not those are not the same even if they must go hand in hand for ultimate success in the market place.

    Congrats on any who text messaged and helped UL win the People's Choice Award.

    ps this reminds me of FedEx and Raising Canes. Not the best grade with doubters but very successful companies. _

    We were in the top 4 at one point. How/why did we fall to #19?

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    Default Re: UL's TEAM BeauSoleil - Finishes 19th

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    _ We were in the top 4 at one point. How/why did we fall to #19? _
    Lost points in Hot Water and Net Metering. While they did have running hot water that was up to temp (110 I think) they were unable to fill 15 gallons in 10 minutes or less. The Net Metering measures their energy consumption for the duration of the competition. If they produce more energy than they consume they get bonus points. Not sure the exact cause for using more power than what was generated though. Would love to know why as well. Even if they had broke even in the Net Metering and gained just a few points, they would have finished a bit higher in the standings.

    People's Choice and Market Viability awards are pretty big though. That says people like your design and would do well on the open market, which is ultimately what this competition strives to accomplish.

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    Default Re: UL - International Solar Decathalon - Beausoleil Solar Home

    The full standings are available on www.solardecathlon.org. We should be incredibly proud of what our students accomplished. BTW, our name on the back of the Decathlon shirts: Univ. of Louisiana.


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    Default Re: UL - International Solar Decathalon - Beausoleil Solar Home

    check out the progress of the disassembly:
    http://oxblue.com/pro/open/solardecathlon/cam123/

    Click on Cam#3 and you can zoom in pretty close. BeauSoliel House is the closest to the camera in the lower right corner.


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