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Solar Decathlon China

Solar Decathlon China (SDC) was initiated in China in 2011 as an achievement of the Sino-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogues signed by the U.S. and Chinese governments. SDC aims to create a workforce development and education program that can provide student architects, engineers, business majors, and communicators the opportunity to cooperate in designing and building sustainable housing projects that can respond to people's daily realities and regional development. Since 2017, China Overseas Development Association (CODA) has organized SDC competitions every two or three years, with support from the central and local governments in China. The first SDC was held in Datong, Shanxi Province in 2013 and the second was held in Dezhou, Shandong Province in 2018. The third SDC will take place in 2022 in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province.

2022 Solar Decathlon China

CODA announced the third SDC in the fall of 2021, with Zhangjiakou of Hebei Province as the host city. The organizers invited up to 15 teams to build competition prototypes to meet a triple challenge in the context of the host city: sustainable development, smart connection and human health. The city of Zhangjiakou recognized and maintained the prototypes as facilities serving the Winter Olympics in 2022, as living labs of the National Renewable Energy Demonstrative Zone, and as models for regional sustainable development. Teams have access to the homes for testing purposes for one year following the completion of the competition.

2018 Solar Decathlon China

The 2018 Solar Decathlon China took place in the city of Dezhou in China's Northwestern Shandong province.

The top finishers:

  1. South China University of Technology and Polytechnic University of Turin (China-Italy)
  2. Tsinghua University (China)
  3. TIE: Southeast University and Technical University of Braunschweig (China-Germany) AND Shandong University; Xiamen University; National Institute of Applied Sciences of Rennes; University of Rennes 1/Superior School of Engineering of Rennes; University of Rennes 2/Institute of Management and Urbanism of Rennes; High School Joliot Curie of Rennes; Technical School of Compagnons du Devoir of Rennes; European Academy of Art in Brittany (EESAB); National School of Architecture of Brittany; (China-France)

The other participating teams:

  • Beijing Jiaotong University (China)
  • The University of Hong Kong (China)
  • College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS) Afeka College (Israel)
  • Istanbul Technical University; Istanbul Kültür University; Yildiz Technical University (Turkey)
  • McGill University and Concordia University (Canada)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology and Fujian University of Technology (United States-China)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
  • Shenyang Institute of Engineering (China)
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (China-United States)
  • Hunan University (China)
  • Seoul National University; Sung Kyun Kwan University; AJOU University (Korea)
  • Shanghai University of Engineering Science (China)
  • Tongji University and Technical University of Darmstadt (China-Germany)
  • University of Toronto; Ryerson University; Seneca College (Canada)
  • University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China (China)
  • Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (China)
  • Xi'an Jiaotong University and Western New England University (China-United States)
  • Yantai University and Illinois Institute of Technology (China-United States)

2013 Solar Decathlon China

The first Solar Decathlon China was held in Datong, China, August 2–13, 2013.

The top finishers:

  • University of Wollongong (Australia)
  • South China University of Technology (China)
  • Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)

The other participating teams:

  • Tsinghua University and Florida International University (China-United States)
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Ghent University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Belgium-United States)
  • Abbaspour University of Technology (Iran)
  • Peking University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (China-United States)
  • Tel Aviv University, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Neri Bloomfield School of Design and Education, College of Management Academic Studies (Israel)
  • Inner Mongolia University of Technology (China)
  • Alfred State College and Guilin University of Technology and Alfred University (China-United States)
  • London Metropolitan University and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (England-China)
  • Shandong Jianzhu University (China)
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University (China)
  • Southeast University (China)
  • Beijing Jiaotong University and Bern University of Applied Sciences (China-Switzerland)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology and Harbin Institute of Technology (United States-China)
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)
  • Xiamen University (China)
  • Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (China)
  • National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Solar Decathlon China 2013 was hosted by the National Energy Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy, organized by Peking University, and supported by private companies.