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Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California
October 8-18, 2015

Energy Balance Contest (100 points)

The Energy Balance Contest of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 was divided into two subcontests, energy production and energy consumption, each of which was worth 50 points.

For energy production, a team received full points for producing at least as much energy as its house needed, thus achieving a net energy consumption of zero during the competition. Reduced points were earned for a net electrical energy balance between -50 kWh and 0 kWh.

For energy consumption, a team received full points for using 175 kWh of energy or less over the competition. Reduced points were earned for consumption between 175 kWh and 300 kWh.

The final measurements for the Energy Balance Contest are shown in the graphic below. Roll over each graphic with your mouse for detailed measurement information.

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