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Solar Decathlon Middle East

Solar Decathlon Middle East will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Two Solar Decathlon Middle East competitions are planned: the first in 2018 and the second in 2020. For more information, see the Solar Decathlon Middle East website.

On June 17, 2015, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and the U.S. Department of Energy signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development of Solar Decathlon Middle East, a competition that will integrate unique local and regional characteristics while following the philosophy, principles, and model of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

The teams selected to compete in Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 are:

  • Ajman University of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
  • American University in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
  • American University of Ras AlKhaimah (United Arab Emirates)
  • Dhofar University (Oman)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands)
  • Heriot-Watt University Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
  • Gabriele D'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara; University of Pisa; Second University of Naples; University of Sassari (Italy)
  • Islamic Science University of Malaysia; University of Technology – Malaysia (Malaysia)
  • Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism; Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest; Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani in Dubai; Polytechnic University of Bucharest (Romania-United Arab Emirates)
  • National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)
  • National University of Sciences and Technology (Pakistan)
  • New York University Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
  • Qatar University (Qatar)
  • Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
  • University of Wollongong (Australia)
  • The Petroleum Institute; Zayed University (United Arab Emirates)
  • University of Sharjah; University of Ferrara (United Arab Emirates-Italy)
  • University of Bordeaux; Amity University; An-Najah National University; Arts & Métiers Paris Tech; Bordeaux School of Architecture (France-United Arab Emirates-Palestine)
  • Virginia Tech (United States)
  • King Saud University (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
  • The University of Jordan (Jordan)
  • University of Belgrade (Serbia)