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How To Apply for the Solar Decathlon

Is your school interested in participating in the next U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon? Find out what you need to know to apply below.

Solar Decathlon 2015 Collegiate Teams

The funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for Solar Decathlon 2015 college and university teams, DE-FOA-0000959: U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015, is now closed.

Please note the following important dates for the Solar Decathlon 2015 teams FOA:

  • Issue date: Nov. 1, 2013
  • Submission deadline: Dec. 20, 2013, at 5 p.m. EST
  • Expected notification date: Feb. 14, 2014
  • Expected timeframe for award negotiations: Feb. 14–April 14, 2014.

Institutions considering the submission of a proposal for future competitions are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Solar Decathlon rules. The Solar Decathlon 2013 Rules document will be the basis for the 2015 competition, though the rules will be revised prior to the 2015 competition based on lessons learned and technology advancements at Solar Decathlon 2013.

Questions regarding this FOA should be submitted to solardecathlon2015@go.doe.gov. Responses will be provided within three business days.