Solar Decathlon 2015 Adds Electric Vehicles & Charging

Originally published on 1Sun4All. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 will highlight sustainable transportation with the addition of “Commuting” as one of its 10 contests, writes Carol Laurie for the Department of Energy, Solar Decathlon. Designed to demonstrate how clean energy can power not only houses but also lifestyles, the Commuting … [continued]

1st Solar Decathlon Latin America To Be In Colombia In 2015

Originally published on 1Sun4All. The US Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon announced yesterday that representatives of the DOE and the South American country of Colombia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in the development of a Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean competition, which will take place for the first time in Santiago … [continued]

Solar Decathlon 2015 Returns To Southern California! Teams Announced

Originally published on 1Sun4All. The US Department of Energy has just announced the student teams and the location for the Solar Decathlon 2015. Included are eight returning teams, twelve new teams, and four teams that feature partners from international schools. I’m thrilled that the competition will be held in Southern California again, I’m already planning my trip! … [continued]

Stanford Students’ “Start.Home” Debuted At Solar Decathlon

Originally published on 1Sun4All. Stanford students participated in the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon green-building competition for the first time this year, but performed like seasoned veterans, reports Stanford News. The student-built Start.Home finished fifth among an international field of 19 similar projects. I’d note that there was a sense of openness in the Start.Home house, … [continued]

After Solar Decathlon 2013, Where Do The Houses Go?

Originally published on 1Sun4All. On October 14, after two years of hard work and 10 grueling contests, the Solar Decathlon teams will begin disassembling and packing up their demonstration houses, writes the US Department of Energy. But what then happens to these energy-efficient, solar-powered houses? The following article from provides some info on that. Solar … [continued]

Solar Decathlon 2013 Will Continue As Planned, Despite Shutdown

Originally published on 1Sun4All. Despite the government shutdown, the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 competition will continue as planned, wrote the Solar Decathlon team on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The following is more from Despite Government Shutdown, the Solar Decathlon Will Continue as Planned U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Director … [continued]

Solar Decathlon Contestants Have To Transport Houses To Decathlon Site

Originally published on the US Department of Energy Website As if designing and building solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive wasn’t challenging enough, the teams competing in the Solar Decathlon must also overcome another hurdle: Safely transporting their houses to the competition site in Irvine, California. Whether the … [continued]