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Careers

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon fosters collaboration that mimics the real-life workplace environment among students from different academic disciplines, including engineering, architecture, building science, interior design, business, marketing, and communications. The following career resources offer information about some of the job opportunities related to competing in the Solar Decathlon, as well as building careers in solar energy, bioenergy, and wind energy.

Find a Clean Energy Career in Buildings

We sat down with Solar Decathlon students participating in the 2020 Build Challenge to learn about the careers they are preparing for. Find out more about what it takes to become an architect, construction manager, solar installer, and more. See if one of these careers could be right for you.

Hover on the infographic below to explore several career options related to the skills needed to build a Solar Decathlon house.