The Solar Decathlon, (link to www.solardecathlon.org) held every second year in Washington D.C. by the US Department of Energy, is an event that combines both the practical, and the exciting and spectacular nature of environmentalism. Approximately twenty teams consisting of college and university students from around the world gather to compete to see who can build the most viable solar-powered home. The criteria for the homes is not based solely on efficiency, but on quality of construction and aesthetic consideration, and such as it is the Solar Decathlon is not only a race to build the most scientifically ingenious home, but a race to provide the blueprint for the next generation of viable and desirable eco-friendly homes.
Business on Camera created an online TV show called Solar Hero (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si-qa-uinp0) following Team Alberta (University of Calgary, SAIT, Mount Royal, ACAD) as they competed in the 2009 Solar Decathlon.
This year, the only Canadian entry is from The University of Calgary. BOC has been hired again to produce their videos and follow them to the United States.
“We’re very excited to produce Solar Hero videos again!” says Johann Kyser, Team Canada’s Project Manager for the 2011 Solar Decathlon. “BOC and Solar Hero have been working with the Solar Decathlon since 2009 and not only can they produce a core communication tool, Solar Hero, but also meet our deliverables for the DOE (US Department of Energy).”
“Samsung has really stepped up,” says Matt Keay BOC Executive Producer. “They are helping the team out with some appliances and electronics for their TRTL house, plus they saw a real interest in Solar Hero. We’ll be producing another 13 YouTube episodes and a TV documentary, similar to what we did for the 2009 team. Its Solar Hero, powered by Samsung!”
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BOC Executive Producer