Collegiate Competition


COLLEGIATE TEAMS SHOWCASE AFFORDABLE, ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOUSES IN GLOBAL COMPETITION AT ORANGE COUNTY GREAT PARK IN IRVINE, CALIFORNIA   IRVINE, CA – Collegiate teams involving hundreds of students from around the world have assembled at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif., to showcase their highly energy-efficient, solar-powered houses for the U.S. Department of Energy… Keep reading →


From storm-resistant shelters to breezy dwellings that open like a flower, the solar-powered houses in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2015 are as diverse and creative as the teams behind them. Each was inspired by the unique cultures, experiences and landscapes of its creators, who represent more than 20 colleges and universities around… Keep reading →


Mark your calendars: The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon — America’s premier collegiate competition that challenges students from around the world to design, build and operate highly energy-efficient, solar-powered houses — will open October 8 in Irvine, California. Sixteen collegiate teams involving more than 2,000 students from 27 schools are deep into construction, assembling… Keep reading →