Thanks to all the contributing sponsors listed below for helping make the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 a success.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
A long-time sponsor of the Solar Decathlon, ASHRAE provided meals to Solar Decathlon 2015 student decathletes and jurors as well as other support for the event.
DC Solar Solutions designs, manufactures, and leases renewable energy products to serve the off-grid needs of a broad and diverse marketplace—while providing investors with access to the renewable energy asset class.
DMc Engineering—a full-service engineering consulting firm located in Irvine, California, provided layout and configuration of the Solar Decathlon village and other technical services to Solar Decathlon 2015.
The Home Depot
The world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, The Home Depot has 2,270 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces, and Mexico. In support of Solar Decathlon 2015, The Home Depot offered discounts on construction materials to student teams, donated tools and safety equipment to event organizers, and encouraged customers in its retail locations to visit the Solar Decathlon.
MicroPlanet Technology Corp.
MicroPlanet Technology Corp. is a smart grid, energy-conservation corporation whose products are used by utilities, businesses, and homeowners to optimize incoming voltage, improve power quality, and manage bidirectional distributed energy from PV and wind. A three-time sponsor of the Solar Decathlon, MicroPlanet provided services to ensure the smooth operation of the Solar Decathlon 2015 village microgrid.
National Association of Home Builders
The National Association of Home Builders represents more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing, and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. A long-time supporter of the Solar Decathlon, the National Association of Home Builders provided building-industry outreach for Solar Decathlon 2015 as well as a meal for student decathletes.
Orange County Transportation Authority
Offering transit services throughout Orange County, California, the Orange County Transportation Authority supported Solar Decathlon 2015 by distributing marketing and outreach materials to increase awareness of the train service and event among Orange County residents.
As a sponsor of Solar Decathlon 2015, OxBlue provided a time-lapse camera system that transmitted images from the Solar Decathlon village to the Solar Decathlon website for fans everywhere to see. OxBlue's rugged solar-powered construction cameras have been used around the world to reduce costs and improve communication on construction projects of all sizes.
Resource Furniture offers a collection of furniture designed to transform any space with both beauty and functionality and is committed to supporting organizations and programs that address the issues of housing and sustainability. A sponsor of Solar Decathlon 2015 at both the event and team levels, Resource Furniture provided food for the team Victory Celebration, and seven houses featured the company's transforming furniture.