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Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Finalist Teams Announced; Countdown Begins

Monday, March 2, 2020

Six weeks and counting! This year’s finalist teams for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® Design Challenge are vying to be one of two Grand Winners during the Design Challenge Weekend, April 17-19, 2020, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

Students from 48 teams representing 36 collegiate institutions have taken a big step in advancing their education and careers by being selected as members of finalist teams.

The 36 collegiate institutions 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 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition that challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. The winners will be those teams that best blend architectural and engineering excellence with innovation, market potential, building efficiency, and smart energy production.

The Solar Decathlon continues to “push the envelope” on the design of the most highly performing, efficient, affordable, innovative buildings. The competition leverages opportunities to showcase student innovation and STEM education, and it fosters workforce development opportunities.

Learn more about the Solar Decathlon competition.

Five people, some of which are holding 3D printed model homes.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Weekend, held April 12-14, 2019, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, featured student designs from 47 teams representing 38 collegiate institutions. Photo Credit: John DeLa Rosa/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. April, 2019

A mini model home with grass on the roof

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Weekend, held April 12-14, 2019, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, featured student designs from 47 teams representing 38 collegiate institutions. Photo Credit: John DeLa Rosa/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. April, 2019

 

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