Five students from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) are participating in the Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean 2019, a competition in which universities are invited to design and construct sustainable housing that works 100% with solar energy. This year’s event is taking place at the Universidad del Valle, in Cali, Colombia.
The UFSC students Gabriela Peglow Harthmann, Lucas Fernandes de Oliveira, Luís Henrique Pavan, Lorrany da Silva Mendes and Rodrigo Cruz Moraes are part of a Colombian/Brazilian team made up of students from Pontifícia Universidad Javeriana de Cali, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina and Instituto Federal Catarinense. Their project is coordinated by Professor Iván Osuna, from Pontifícia Universidad Javeriana de Cali.
The team was working on a house next to Universidad Javeriana de Cali (Casa Isaza-Calle 17 # 121 b-80), and on 25 November their competing house was moved to Universidad del Valle, where the contests will take place until 17 December, the day they will return to Brazil.