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Golden, Colorado
April 17–19, 2020
Photo of a model home for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.


Forty-eight teams from 36 collegiate institutions are finalist teams in the next U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge! These teams are vying to be selected as one of two Grand Winners during the Design Challenge Weekend, April 17–19, 2020.

The 36 collegiate institutions participating in the 2020 Design Challenge are:

  • Alexandria University (Alexandria, Egypt)
  • Atlanta University Center Consortium (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama)
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana)
  • Colorado School of Mines (Golden, Colorado)
  • Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado)
  • Daytona State College (Daytona Beach, Florida)
  • Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women (Pune, India)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, Illinois)
  • King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia)
  • Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, Missouri)
  • Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Morehouse College (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (Williamsport, Pennsylvania)
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana)
  • Ryerson University (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Southeast University (Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China)
  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Syracuse, New York)
  • Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York)
  • The Pennsylvania State University (Centre County, Pennsylvania)
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, Alabama)
  • The University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona)
  • The University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica (Quito, Ecuador)
  • University of California Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California)
  • University of Central Florida (Orlando, Florida)
  • University of the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)
  • University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon)
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • Vermont Technical College (Randolph, Vermont)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, Virginia)
  • Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center (Alexandria, Virginia)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri).

The winning teams will be selected during Design Challenge Weekend, April 17-19, 2020, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.