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Compete in Solar Decathlon 2013

Friday, July 22, 2011

By Alexis Powers

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon organizers today released a request for proposals for Solar Decathlon 2013 teams. Collegiate teams interested in participating have until Nov. 10, 2011, to submit the required documentation for consideration.

The Solar Decathlon is an international competition open to all accredited colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions. Student teams compete to design, build, and operate highly energy-efficient, completely solar-powered houses. The entire Solar Decathlon project encompasses not only the competition but also the project’s design development, construction, and commissioning phases.

Since 2002, thousands of students from around the world have competed in four U.S.-hosted events and learned about high-efficiency buildings and clean energy technologies. Solar Decathlon 2011 will be open to the public Sept. 23–Oct. 2 at the National Mall’s West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.

Alexis Powers is a member of the Solar Decathlon communications team.

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