Solar Decathlon

The Solar Decathlon (SD) competition is an international student-competition on an academic level. Universities from all around the world are challenged to design and build a sustainable and energy- efficient pavilion.
The origin of the Solar Decathlon competition is located in the United States in 2002, organized by The United States Department of Energy. Ever since, the competition has been taking place every 2 years in the United States. In the meanwhile, the Solar Decathlon competition has become a world- wide event, with competitions in 5 continents: Europe (2010, 2012, 2014 and 2019), Asia (2013 and 2017), Latin America (2015) and Africa (2019).

The United States Department of Energy has developed this competition to make people conscious and inform them about energy use, sustainable and energy-efficient technologies and renewable energy. In this way, they also want to stimulate students to start thinking creatively in searching for innovative solutions.

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