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Denver, Colorado
October 5-15, 2017

Visit Virtually

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 virtual experience! Here, you can take 360-degree video tours of 11 student-built sustainable homes. In this virtual village, you can click and drag inside each house's video to rotate your perspective. These solar-powered houses were designed and built (at full size by 100% real collegiate teams) to compete in ten contests at the Solar Decathlon 2017 event in Denver, Colorado from October 5 to 15. We invite you to look around and see how today's students are truly building a brighter future.

Orient Yourself

To decide which houses to visit virtually, visit the team pages to learn more about each team and their competition house, or flip through our Visitor's Guide.

Take Virtual Tours

See the site map and select a team below to tour its competition house. Use your mouse to view the houses from every angle or use VR glasses for a more immersive viewing experience.

See the Sights

The Solar Decathlon event photos and video resources, including competition videos and team audiovisual presentations, capture this event from start to finish. You can also download images from Flickr and watch videos on our YouTube channel.

Follow the Competition

Find out how each team scored in the ten contests. Thousands of data points and industry-leading professionals combined to determine the Solar Decathlon 2017 winner — the Swiss Team!

Share Your Experience

How did it feel to "walk around" in a village powered entirely by the sun, where cars have no tailpipes, engineers rethink home innovation, wastewater is a reusable resource, and architects consider every design detail?

Share your photos, lesson plans, and favorite takeaways on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #SolarDecathlon.