Pullman volunteers needed to build solar powered house

wsu energy house modelPULLMAN, Wash. – EnCity, a team of Washington State University students, is seeking volunteers from alumni, friends and the community to help complete construction of a solar powered house in time for a national competition.

Volunteers do not need to have any prior construction experience to take part. Activities include general construction of the home; assembly and disassembly of the home; plumbing, electrical, tiling; concrete mixing; solar panel installation; rigging; packing and securement for transport.

Construction activities will take place 7 a.m.-6 p.m. through Aug. 31 at 1610 NE Eastgate Blvd in Pullman. The house will then be transported to Denver, Colo., where it will be entered into the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Competition in October.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Jennifer Dean, director of development, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture,  jenn.dean@wsu.edu, 509-335-8096.