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WVU to break ground for solar home contest entry

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia University students are preparing to begin construction of the school's entry in a national solar home building contest.

University officials plan to break ground for the project at 10 a.m. Thursday in a lot adjacent to WVU's Communications Building in Morgantown.

Students from 20 colleges and universities are competing in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. During the two-year competition, students design, build and operate solar-powered homes. Students are challenged to build homes that are energy efficient, affordable and attractive.

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