Who competes in the Solar Decathlon?
Twenty teams from colleges and universities across the globe participate in the Solar Decathlon. Today’s students are tomorrow’s engineers, architects, scientists, entrepreneurs, and homeowners. The Solar Decathlon encourages students to incorporate energy efficiency and solar energy into their future professional projects and personal lives. Like Olympic athletes, the Solar Decathletes draw on all of their strengths, including design and architecture, engineering and performance, and education and promotion. The teams rely on expertise from many disciplines as they spend months fundraising, planning, designing, analyzing, and finally building and improving their homes. Future engineers work with future architects to create high-performance homes that are also highly attractive.