Solar Decathlon

Collegiate Students Connect Community & Curriculum To Accelerate Equitable Clean Energy

Five Teams Win CONCEPT Phase of Community Energy Innovation Prize College students have big ideas. And a few of those big ideas—focused on extending the benefits of clean energy to underserved communities—were just rewarded. On Dec. 4, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the five winners of the … [continued]

Photo courtesy of the University of British Columbia.

Visit a Solar Decathlon Zero Energy Home Near You, April 4–18

Collegiate teams competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® 2023 Build Challenge will hold community open houses for their zero energy homes April 4–18. Eleven collegiate teams across the globe have spent nearly two years designing and building full-size, high-performance, low-carbon houses for the competition. These dwellings demonstrate … [continued]

Ready, Set, Go! 124 Teams To Compete in Solar Decathlon 2023 Design Challenge

Working to solve the climate crisis one building at a time, 124 teams from 97 collegiate institutions are participating in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® 2023 Design Challenge. As part of the Solar Decathlon 2023 Design Challenge, top collegiate students from across the globe compete to design high-performance, low-carbon buildings … [continued]

Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Teams Advance As Finalists

55 teams representing 38 universities are advancing as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® 2022 Design Challenge. Finalist teams were chosen based on presentations and design submissions at the semifinal competition event, held virtually February 25–26, 2022. During this event, teams pitched their unique building designs, impressing industry expert … [continued]

Solar Decathlon 2015 Kicks Off

Originally published on Green Building Elements by Dawn Killough Solar Decathlon 2015, a design and build competition involving university teams from around the globe, kicked off today with keynote speaker US Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz.  The Decathlon asks teams to design and build homes powered by the sun that are … [continued]