In the Solar Decathlon, university teams from all over the world participate in designing and building eco friendly solar powered homes that can serve as models and labs of learning for people all over the world. These futuristic homes use technology that is available right now if we choose to make use of it.
Recently the US Department of Energy announced the participants for Solar Decathlon 2015.
Solar Thermal Magazine is please to introduce the 20 teams selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015!
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State University, Sacramento
Crowder College and Drury University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
New York City College of Technology
State University of New York at Alfred College of Technology and Alfred University
Stevens Institute of Technology
University of Florida, National University of Singapore, and Santa Fe College
The University of Texas at Austin and Technische Universitaet Muenchen
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine; Saddleback College; Chapman University; and Irvine Valley College
Vanderbilt University and Middle Tennessee State University
West Virginia University and University of Roma Tor Vergata
Western New England University, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, and Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana
Learn more at www.solardecathlon.gov.
The next Solar Decathlon will take place Oct. 8–18, 2015, at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. The Solar Decathlon competition houses will be open to visitors from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily on eight days over two weekends:
About Gordon Smith Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.