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Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences Wins Innovation Contest at Solar Decathlon Europe

Friday, June 25, 2010

Congratulations to the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences team for filling its house full of innovative technology. Today, points were awarded by all the juries at Solar Decathlon Europe for innovation. These points were added up to determine the winners of the Innovation contest.

At this afternoon’s award ceremony, the first-, second-, and third-place teams were announced. However, the points are being kept secret until Sunday evening to add suspense. But with the overall standings so very close—the top three teams (Virginia Tech, École National Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble, and the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim) are within a few points of one another—who needs more suspense?

The final award ceremony is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday, June 27. The village will be open all weekend for public tours. We expect huge crowds. This will keep everyone very busy so the time flies as we all wait for the culmination of this amazing competition.

According to the Solar Decathlon Europe press release:

The team from Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences with the solar house Stuttgart Team has received first place in the Innovation contest. Arts et Métiers Paris Tech and École National Supèrieure d´Architecture de Grenoble have been awarded second and third place, respectively.

In this subjective contest, points were given from measurements in the solar houses, and the grade of creativity and innovation in each project has been evaluated along with contributions that demonstrated an incremental or revolutionary change of the design of the house, its systems, or its components and that increase its value or function.

The ranking earned by the teams in this contest is:

1  Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
2  Arts et Métiers Paris Tech
3  École National Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble
4  Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera
5  Bergische Universität Wuppertal
6  University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim
7  Universidad de Sevilla
8  Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
9  Aalto University Finland
10  Universidad de Valladolid
11  Fanchhoschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
12  Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña
13  University of Nottingham
14  University of Florida
15  Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña
16  Tongji University Shanghai
17  Tianjin University

Richard King is the director of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Throughout the Solar Decathlon Europe competition, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon organizers are reporting from Madrid.

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