Solar Decathlon 2011
Hot Water Contest
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Hot Water Contest assessed whether a house's water heating system could supply all the hot water needed for daily washing and bathing. Teams scored points by successfully completing several 15-gallon "hot water draws."
The goal of this task was to deliver 15 gallons (56.8 l) of hot water (110°F/43.3°C) in 10 minutes or less.