A 382-acre plot of prairie along Peña Blvd. has, over the past couple of years, become a hotbed of cutting-edge technology that could become part of our lives in the not-too-distant future.
The Solar Decathlon is a competition among 15 university-based teams to build a full-sized solar-powered house that blends design excellence and smart energy production with overall innovation, market potential, energy efficiency and water efficiency.
The Public Utilities Commission has given approval to Xcel Energy to undertake a solar power storage program at two locations: Stapleton and at the Panasonic campus proposed near the 61st and Peña station on the A Line.
In the course of a parent’s day, they find themselves repeating things over and over: “Get dressed,” “Brush your teeth,” “What would you like to eat?” etc.
Middle school students fill the seats of what could be an ordinary school bus — but as it starts up, the darkened windows become a continuous video screen with images of the Mars landscape passing by.
“It was an incredible experience,” said recent DSST graduate and Stapleton resident Nathan Lepore after returning from his recent trip to Rwanda. “It made me feel like a part of the global community.”
When it was an airport, Stapleton hosted a three-pronged National Weather Service (NWS) office: an upper atmosphere weather balloon program; a weather forecasting office; and weather observations related to the airport.