Prince Felipe de Borbon, son of King Juan Carlos of Spain, visited the Solar Decathlon Europe village today at 6 p.m. He personally greeted each team and toured four houses.
Prince Felipe lifted the spirits of all the teams with his sincere interest and congratulatory well wishes and words of encouragement. During his visit, he shook the hand of every student and faculty member and wished them well. After a photo with many decathletes, he said goodbye about 7 p.m.
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.