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(100 points)

The Appliances contest during the Solar Decathlon is designed to mimic the appliance use of the average U.S. home while using less energy.
To earn points, student teams must:

  • Maintain refrigerator temperature ranges within 34F/1.11C to 40F/4.44C.

  • Maintain freezer temperature ranges within -20F/-28.9C to 5F/-1.5C.

  • Wash and dry 10 loads of laundry during the contest week.

  • Run the dishwasher five times during the contest week.

For More on the Appliance Contest: