Monthly Archives: October 2015

Have you cast your vote yet?

As the Solar Decathlon 2015 competition proceeds, we’ve reached the segment of FAN FAVORITE. That is, the more votes we get, the more likely we can become the winner of this category!

We are really thankful for all the wonderful support from our friends, family, UB departments, UB Alumni, our awesome faculty advisors, our sponsors, and of course, you. Thank you for believing in us.

As we approach the final lap, we would like to ask you to cast us a vote and help us win this race for UB and Buffalo, New York.

Just Five Steps:

1. Head to

Screenshot of FanFavorite Website

2. Find GROW HOME and click on it! In the mean time, learn more about other houses too!

Screen Shot 2015-10-11 at 1.41.46 am

3. Click LIKE!!! 

4. Key in the code as seen on screen!

5. Share it with your family and friends!

Thank you 🙂

Visit us at the Orange County Great Park!

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition has officially opened its doors to the public! Visit us today to learn more about our house; from our custom-built furniture to photovoltaic and mechanical systems.

The competition takes place Oct. 8–18, 2015, at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. The Solar Decathlon competition houses will be open to visitors from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily on eight days over two weekends:

  • Thursday, Oct. 8–Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015
  • Thursday, Oct. 15–Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015.

The remaining dates, the Solar Decathlon village will be closed for competition activities.

The GRoW Home is No.204, and an easy way to locate us among other beautiful houses would be to look out for our iconic canopy!

UB GRoW Home in Irvine, CA. No.204

If you are unable to come down personally, do stay tune for frequent updates on all social media platforms! Feel free to share your thoughts, feedback and encouragement along the way! Last but not least, please vote for us at for the FanFavorite segment of the Solar Decathlon 2015. Thank you~

For more information, check out or download a visitor’s guide here.