Solar Decathlon Press Room
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon press room provides contacts, information, and resources to members of the media who cover Solar Decathlon-related news.
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.
The competition shows consumers how to save money and energy with affordable clean energy products that are available today. The Solar Decathlon also provides participating students with hands-on experience and unique training that prepares them to enter our nation's clean energy workforce.
The next Solar Decathlon will take place Oct. 8–18, 2015, at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. The Solar Decathlon competition houses will be open to visitors from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily on eight days over two weekends:
- Thursday, Oct. 8–Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015
- Thursday, Oct. 15–Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015.
Open to the public free of charge, the Solar Decathlon gives visitors the opportunity to tour the houses, gather ideas to use in their own homes, and learn how energy-saving features can help them save money today.
These Solar Decathlon resources provide important information for members of the press. See the Solar Decathlon:
Explore these links for additional information about the Solar Decathlon:
|California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo||Team overview||Blog post|
|California State University, Sacramento||Team overview||Blog post|
|Clemson University||Team overview||Blog post|
|Crowder College and Drury University||Team overview||Blog post|
|Mass/Central America: Western New England University, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá and Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana||Team overview||Blog post|
|Missouri University of Science and Technology||Team overview||Blog post|
|New York City College of Technology||Team overview||Blog post|
|Team NY Alfred: State University of New York at Alfred College of Technology and Alfred University||Team overview||Blog post|
|Stevens Institute of Technology||Team overview||Blog post|
|Texas/Germany: The University of Texas at Austin and Technische Universitaet Muenchen||Team overview||Blog post|
|University at Buffalo, The State University of New York||Team overview||Blog post|
|University of California, Davis||Team overview||Blog post|
|Team Orange County: University of California, Irvine; Chapman University; Irvine Valley College; and Saddleback College||Team overview||Blog post|
|West Virginia/Rome: West Virginia University and University of Roma Tor Vergata||Team overview||Blog post|
The contact information provided below is for media only. If you are not a member of the media but would like additional information, please see the Solar Decathlon contacts page. If you are a member of the media and have questions about the Solar Decathlon, please contact:
Office of Public Affairs
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Energy