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Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean

The next Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean will be held in Cali, Colombia in 2019. In addition to the basic principles of the Solar Decathlon, potential teams are asked to focus on housing solutions specifically for the Latin America and Caribbean region that are affordable, meet the needs of occupants with reduced mobility, are suitable for dense urban areas, and make efficient use of natural resources.

Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean was first conceived in March 2014, through a memorandum of understanding between the U.S. Department of Energy and the government of Colombia. The first competition took place in December 2015. On November 21, 2016, representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy; the National Planning Department (DNP) and the Ministry of Mining and Energy (MME) of the Republic of Colombia; and the State of Valle del Cauca, Colombia signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of the second Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean.

Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean 2019

The following teams will compete in the Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean 2019:

  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, PEI “MÁQUINA VERDE – EL ARCA,” Colombia
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Cali + Universidad Federal Santa Catarina + Instituto Federal Santa Catarina, MINGA, Colombia/Brazil
  • SENA, VRISSA, Colombia
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, TONAL Casa Solar, Mexico
  • Universidad de los Andes, PuertAbierta, Colombia
  • Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Játi, Perú
  • Universidad Santiago de Cali, AEter, Colombia
  • Universidad Arturo Prat, WILLKALLPA, Chile
  • Universidad del Magdalena, BOHIOS, Colombia
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia, PV4, Colombia
  • Universidad de la Salle + Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe University, InnoNativo, Colombia/Alemania
  • Federal University of Paraíba, Casa NORDESTE 1.0, Brazil
  • Universidad del Valle, Chamaleon House, Colombia
  • Universidad de Sevilla, AURA, España
  • Universidad de San Buenaventura + Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, TUHOUSE, Colombia

Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean 2015

The first Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean was held on the campus of Universidad del Valle in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, in December 2015.

The top finishers:

  • Universidad ORT Uruguay (Uruguay)
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Cali and Universidad ICESI (Colombia)
  • Universidad de Sevilla and Universidad Santiago de Cali (Spain-Colombia)

The other participating teams:

  • London Metropolitan University (United Kingdom)
  • Pontificia Universidad Bolivariana (Colombia)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá (Colombia)
  • Sena Valle del Cauca (Colombia)
  • Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
  • Universidad la Salle and Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (Colombia-Germany)
  • Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería del Perú
  • Universidad San Buenaventura and Universidad Autónoma de Occidente (Colombia)
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Querétero (Mexico)
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)
  • Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá and Western New England University (Panamá-United States)