The U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon Competition is a two year design and build competition rooted in solar power, sustainability, and alternative energy. This year, thirteen colleges from all over the world will be attending the competition. The University of Maryland's entry, reACT features a modular home that minimizes resource consumption and maximizes the occupant's comfort through a functional model and automation. reACT stands for reactive adaptive climate technology. Our team has been working for over a year to develop this fully-solar powered home that also focuses on water conservation and energy efficiency.
This year's competiton will be hosted in Denver, Colorado in October. We will have about 30 core team members out in Denver for just under 30 days. Those kind of travel expenses can really add up! Between the plane tickets, lodging, and meals, we need your help to make it to our competition. Your generous donations will allow us to travel to Denver and proudly represent the University of Maryland as we construct and display reACT among the other competing homes in the Solar Village. Every donation counts, and we appreciate any contribution you can make!
For more information on our story and innovative designs, please visit our website: https://2017.solarteam.org/
Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents. Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details.
For a donation of $10, we will send you electronic updates on our project as we work towards getting to Denver.
For a donation of $25, we'll send you a signed postcard from the team in Denver, in addition to previous perks.
For a donation of $50, you'll receive an invitation to our ground-breaking event at the University of Maryland, in addition to previous perks.
For a donation of $100, you'll receive a bumper sticker with the reACT team logo, in addition to previous perks.
For a donation of $250, we'll make a special call-out on our social media just for you, in addition to previous perks.
For a donation of $500, you'll get a mention on our website as one of our team sponsors, in addition to previous perks.
For your generous donation of $1000, a member of the team will give you a personalized tour of the reACT house, as well as an invitation, and mention on the program, for our send-off event, in addition to previous perks.