Target Applicant: Undergraduate

In the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, collegiate teams design and build energy-efficient houses powered by the sun. These teams spend almost two years creating houses to compete in the 10 contests of the Solar Decathlon. The winning team produces a house that:

  • Is affordable, attractive, and easy to live in.
  • Maintains comfortable and healthy indoor environmental conditions.
  • Supplies energy to household appliances for cooking, cleaning, and entertainment.
  • provides adequate hot water.
  • Produces as much or more energy that it consumes.

Learn more about the Solar Decathlon