As dusk fell Wednesday evening on the Solar Decathlon Europe Villa Solar, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences became the first team to finish building its house and have it ready for visitors. The University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim followed closely behind. Both German teams were jubilant and glad to finally have time to rest and appreciate their accomplishments.
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.