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October 5-15, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Teams’

Apply To Compete in Solar Decathlon 2015!

Friday, November 1, 2013

By Solar Decathlon

In support of President Obama’s commitment to a clean energy future, the Energy Department today began the process to select collegiate teams to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. Colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions are welcome to submit proposals. Up to 20 teams will be selected to begin two-year projects to build solar-powered, highly energy-efficient houses that combine affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence.

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Vienna University of Technology Wins Solar Decathlon 2013!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

By Solar Decathlon

Team Austria from the Vienna University of Technology has won the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013.

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Affordability and Market Appeal Contest Winners Announced!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Solar Decathlon

At an awards ceremony this morning, winners of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 Affordability and Market Appeal contests took center stage by demonstrating that innovative, energy-efficient houses can be cost-effective and appealing to a variety of target markets.

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Transportation Issues Challenge Teams on the Second Day of Assembly

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

By Richard King

On the second day of assembly, everyone seems to be settling in for the long haul. Either they were exhausted from working 18 hours straight on Monday or the adrenalin of the first day excitement had worn off. Either way, there was a constant but steadier pace to the work today. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a marathon, not a sprint, and the teams understand that.

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Building Skills for Future Careers

Monday, September 16, 2013

By Rebecca Matulka

Editor’s Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE’s Energy Blog.

After nearly 18 months of hard work perfecting their designs, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon teams stepped outside the classroom and began building their competition houses this spring. For many teams, the building process means more than just seeing their designs come to life. It is also a chance to gain hands-on experience that is beneficial to their future careers.

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Designing the Houses of Today

Thursday, September 12, 2013

By Rebecca Matulka

Editor’s Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE’s Energy Blog.

Designing an energy-efficient, solar-powered house for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is like solving a riddle that has more than one answer. Instead of just thinking about building materials and cost in the design process, teams have to consider a myriad of factors to create a winning house.

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Hangout With Solar Decathlon 2013 Teams on Sept. 18!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

By Rebecca Matulka

Editor’s Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE’s Energy Blog.

Photo of a Solar Decathlon house at night. Superimposed is the following text: “Solar Decathlon 2013: The Path to a Brighter Future. Energy.gov/live. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at p.m. ET. #askSD.”

Mark your calendars for a Google+ Hangout on Solar Decathlon 2013: The Path to a Brighter Future on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. ET.

For more than 10 years, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon has been preparing the next wave of energy leaders—providing hands-on experience in designing and building energy-efficient, solar-powered houses. As teams put the finishing touches on their entries for this year’s event—which is less than three weeks away—a few teams are taking time to answer your questions about what it takes to be a solar decathlete and how the competition will impact their careers.

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Raising More Than Just Walls

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

By Rebecca Matulka

Editor’s Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE’s Energy Blog.

For the teams competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, every cent counts. From researching design options and building supplies to transporting houses and communications materials, the costs of developing a competition house can add up. But before the teams even start on the building process, they must first master the art of fundraising.

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Solar Decathlon Houses on the Move

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

By Alexis Powers

One of the most challenging aspects of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is something very few people, including the team members, see. Each of the student-built, solar-powered houses must travel from collegiate campuses across the United States and around the world to the competition site in Irvine, California. As the decathletes watch two years of hard work being hauled away, they are left to hope that everything arrives safely at Orange County Great Park later this month.

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University of Wollongong Wins SD China!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

By Richard King

I am proud to be an American—and prouder yet to be an employee of the U.S. Department of Energy. We brought an inspiring and beneficial competition to the People’s Republic of China! By the end of the event, a quarter-million people will visit the competition houses displayed at Solar Decathlon China. The event has made a real impression on the government and people of Datong. I hope it leads to positive change.

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Solar Decathlon China Update

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

I knew when the City of Datong offered to build a new site for its Solar Decathlon that it was going to be spectacular, and everything so far has exceeded my expectations. The site is beautiful and spacious. It has ample facilities for the team houses, two office buildings, central gardens, and thousands of guests. There are two large towers for viewing the village, and all the decathletes stay in the Sun Palace, which is adjacent to the site.

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DOE Announces Solar Decathlon 2013 Teams and Location

Thursday, January 26, 2012

By Carol Anna

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the new teams and the new location—Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California—for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013.

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Appalachian State Wins People’s Choice Award

Saturday, October 1, 2011

By Carol Anna

Appalachian State University won the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 People’s Choice Award for its Solar Homestead today. This award gives the public the opportunity to vote for its favorite house. This year, 92,538 votes were cast. The award was announced at a Victory Reception in the solar Village in West Potomac Park—the last official event of Solar Decathlon 2011.

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Clarity, Passion Score Communications Contest Win for Middlebury College

Friday, September 30, 2011

By Carol Anna

With exemplary communications materials, public tours, and website, Middlebury College received first place in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Communications Contest today.

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New Zealand Takes First in Engineering Contest

Thursday, September 29, 2011

By Carol Anna

Wowing jurors with its attention to detail, craftsmanship, and unusual energy visualization system, New Zealand (Victoria University of Wellington) received first place today in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Engineering Contest for its First Light house.

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