Solar Decathlon

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® is a collegiate competition made up of 10 contests that challenges student teams to design and build high…
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Smithsonian Summer Camp
This year, #Smithsonian #SummerCamp is including a Go Green camp for kids in grades 5-7, with special focus on the Solar Decathlon! Kids will learn about clean energy careers, and visit the Solar Village and meet the student teams in the #SolarDecathlonBuild Challenge! Register your child now! 🌞🌳🌎🏕️ @SmithsonianTSA @SmithsonianFolk@SmithsonianTSA @SmithsonianFolk
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Juror Tells All
This just in: Solar Decathlon Sponsorship Manager Stacy Hunt confesses her addiction to serving as a juror at the international competitions! Read all about it in our latest blog post.
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#SDLivingTheDream as a research engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
“Before the Solar Decathlon, I had never considered working in the field of building efficiency,” says Bennett Doherty, who competed in 2018 with the Middlebury College team. “The Solar Decathlon introduced me to this field in an exciting and captivating manner and opened my eyes to the built environment’s significant role in reducing our carbon consumption.” Now, Bennett is #SDLivingTheDream as a research engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory; read more in our latest blog post.
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National Solar Conference, SOLAR 20/20
Join Solar Decathlon Affiliate ASES at their 49th Annual National Solar Conference, SOLAR 20/20: Renewable Energy Vision, June 23-26, 2020 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The conference is happening in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy’s #SolarDecathlonBuild Challenge and will feature a Solar Decathlete student panel! Register today and learn more at ases.org/conference.
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See the homes!
One exciting element of the #SolarDecathlonBuild Challenge is the teams' local community exhibition of their homes. 🏠 Find out when and where these homes will be on display in this new page on our website.
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SDE21 Teams
Which teams will be competing in Solar Decathlon Europe 2021? It's just been announced! ...... #SolarDecathlonEurope #EnergyEndeavourFoundation
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See what's new!
Students, you can start planning now for the Solar Decathlon 2021 Design Challenge and 2022 Build Challenge. ☀️🏫🏠See what's new! #SolarDecathlonDesign #SolarDecathlonBuild
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#SDLivingTheDream
Dylan Weber Callahan, who participated in the 2017 #SolarDecathlonBuild Challenge with WashU-St. Louis, has made great use of that experience in his current design role in the New York office of HOK: “Participating in the Solar Decathlon has given me a better understanding about the importance of collaboration on any given project.” Read about Dylan on our blog, the first in a series to highlight SD alumni and how the competition has helped shape their careers. We call it #SDLivingTheDream!
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Future-Proofing Your Career
Solar Decathlon Director Holly Carr guest-blogs at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture's (ACSA) StudyArchitecture.com on "future-proofing your career".
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Winners - Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Congrats to a past grand prize winner of the Design Challenge, Prairie View A&M University, for placing in The American Institute of Architects' 2019 COTE Top Ten for Students Competition! #aianational #pvamu
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Wishing you a highly efficient holiday season and plenty of time with family and friends in a well-insulated, renewables-ready space! 🎄🎄🎄 Artwork by Ezra Carr.
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Special thanks to Solar Decathlon founder Richard King for these photos of the Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean winning team, Minga! #sdlac #solardecathlon
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Congrats to the top finishers in Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean: 1. Minga; 2. PEI; 3. Tuhouse. ...... Team Minga created compelling and heartfelt communications materials illustrating disaster resistance, recovery, and collaboration like this video.
Amy Colorado of Solar One taught a workshop on Saturday at Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean for youth to learn about the power of solar. ☀️ (Photos courtesy of Amy Colorado.) Workshop, Swimwear, Youth
Amy Colorado of Solar One taught a workshop on Saturday at Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean for youth to learn about the power of solar. ☀️ (Photos courtesy of Amy Colorado.)
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The results of the Solar Decathlon Latin America & Caribbean communications contest: First place, TuHouse; second place, Minga; third place, PEI. Here, left to right, it's the comms, marketing and social awareness jurors, Amy Colorado, Cristina Cardona, and Stacy Hunt, along with jury coordinator Andrés Errazo Paz.