Solar Decathlon Challenges
This Solar Decathlon, which spans 2019 and 2020, gives teams the option to participate in one of two Challenges: the Design Challenge or the Build Challenge.
Teams that compete in the annual Solar Decathlon Design Challenge must create residential or commercial building designs over one or two semesters.
Teams that compete in the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge must design and construct fully functional houses.
Kick-Start Your Solar Decathlon Competition!
On May 27, 2020, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon organizers shared updates to the 2020 Build
Challenge schedule and the latest updates to the 2021 Design Challenge. Participants also learned the
application deadline for the 2021 Design Challenge and tips for a successful project.