ASKO Sponsors Solar Decathlon

ASKO Sponsors Solar Decathlon

Richardson, TX ASKO, Inc., a leading appliance manufacturer based here, is co-sponsoring the 2002 Solar Decathlon, the company announced.

Designed to promote energy-efficient appliances to consumers, the decathlon co-sponsored by the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory  will feature college teams from around the U.S. and Puerto Rico designing and building solar-powered homes. The homes will then be judged in 10 different categories, including energy usage and design, event sponsors stated.

ASKO is donating washing machines, dryers, and dishwashers for the homes. The appliances were delivered to the teams in the spring for installation and testing in the homes, and were then transported to Washington DC to be reassembled in a solar village on the National Mall beginning Sept. 19.