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Join the Design Challenge Kickoff Webinar—9/5/23, 1 p.m. EDT

Thursday, August 31, 2023

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Thinking about joining the 2024 Design Challenge?

Jump into your U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® competition experience at the kickoff webinar!

Join us on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 1 p.m. EDT to hear about:

  • Design Challenge changes for 2024, including new division breakdowns and the 10 updated contests.
  • Mentor program opportunities for alumni and current teams.
  • Competition timelines, including the semifinal and final events.
  • And more…

Add the Sept. 5 kickoff webinar to your calendar today!

Already planning on competing? Submit your team registration by 5 p.m. EDT on October 18 to join the challenge. Read the rules and reach out to with any questions.

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The Solar Decathlon Design Challenge is an annual collegiate competition challenging interdisciplinary teams to create high-performance, low-carbon building designs that address real-world issues such as climate resilienceaffordability, and environmental justice.

  • Design a sustainable retrofit of an existing building or a new construction building in one of the following divisions:
    • Single-Family Housing
    • Attached Housing
    • Multifamily Building
    • Education Building



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