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Apply To Compete in Solar Decathlon 2015!

Friday, November 1, 2013

By Solar Decathlon

In support of President Obama’s commitment to a clean energy future, the Energy Department today began the process to select collegiate teams to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. Colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions are welcome to submit proposals. Up to 20 teams will be selected to begin two-year projects to build solar-powered, highly energy-efficient houses that combine affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence.

Selected teams will design, construct, and test their houses before reassembling them at the Solar Decathlon 2015 competition site, which will be announced in the coming months. As part of the Solar Decathlon, teams compete in 10 contests while gaining valuable real-world experience in a growing global industry.

In fall 2015, the student teams will showcase their solar-powered houses to the public at the competition site to demonstrate renewable energy systems and energy-efficient technologies, products, and appliances already available to homeowners to help them save money by saving energy. The selected teams and their proposed projects will represent a range of design approaches, building technologies, target markets, geographic locations, climates, and regions.

Learn how to apply or see DE-FOA-0000959 in the Funding Opportunity Exchange.

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13 Responses to “Apply To Compete in Solar Decathlon 2015!”

  1. nathanielaldon Says:

    What is the location of the 2015 Decathlon?

  2. solardecathlon Says:

    At this time, the location of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon has not been determined.

  3. grinnellsd15 Says:

    What are the venues being considered? Is Chicago in the running?

  4. solardecathlon Says:

    Past venues are under consideration. If new venues are considered, a request for proposals will be issued.

  5. KhanhHQ Says:

    Right now, our mother — our mother — all of our mothers, Mother Earth is hurting. And she needs a generation of thoughtful, caring and active kids like all of you to protect her for the future.

  6. siecor720 Says:

    Any news on the venues that will be used?

  7. solardecathlon Says:

    No. The 2015 event location has yet to be determined.

  8. jameskhann Says:

    I wish I could compete in Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. But I am sure that there will be plenty on innovative ideas.

  9. ergosp Says:

    I wish I could compete in Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. But I am sure that there will be plenty on innovative ideas.

  10. Juan Pablo Says:

    Is Spain in the running? Thanks

  11. marioa605 Says:

    I am seeing the emergence of solar power fields where several hectares of lands previously used for farming, now stands. Is this a viable entry for Solar Decathlon 2015

  12. billm950 Says:

    any news on the venues yet to be used on 2015?

  13. solardecathlon Says:

    Yes. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 will be held at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California.


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