Solar Decathlon in Washington DC, Oct 7-16

The Solar Decathlon is a event that brings 18 college and university teams from around the globe to participate in a solar competition to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered home. (See our previous post on one of the housing designs.) Student teams built their solar houses on their respective campuses and will transport them to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., where they will form a solar village. The solar village will be open to the public October 7-16. The Decathlon consists of ten contests, based on these categories: Architecture, Dwelling, Documentation, Communications, Comfort Zone, Appliances, Hot Water, Lighting, Energy Balance and Getting Around. This contest is the 2nd Solar Decathlon, with the first occurring in 2002. :: Solar Decathlon