Energy Balance Contest
For the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, each team house will be equipped with a bidirectional utility meter that enables competition organizers to measure the net energy a house produces or consumes over the course of the competition.
In the Energy Balance Contest, a team receives full points for producing at least as much energy as its house needs, thus achieving a net energy consumption of zero during contest week. This is accomplished by balancing production and consumption. Reduced points are earned for a net electrical energy balance between -50 kWh and 0 kWh. Reduced points are scaled linearly.
The most recent measurements for the Energy Balance Contest are shown in the graphic below. Roll over each graphic with your mouse for detailed measurement information. Click the team names in the legend to hide/show data for each team.