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2011 Solar Collegiate Decathlon; A Sustainable Competition

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by Jennifer Shockley last modified Sep 30, 2011

The US Department of Energy is hosting a Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington D.C. This is the fifth competition, following decathlons in 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2009. Nineteen teams with 19 unique designs are showcased and the winner is to be announced on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.




 

 

A reoccurring international theme are green competitions which get more people actively involved in developing new sustainable concepts and designs.

2011 Competition

The US Department of Energy is hosting a Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington D.C. This is the fifth competition, following decathlons in 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2009. Nineteen teams with 19 unique designs are showcased and the winner is to be announced on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.

Caltech

The designs are all geared toward net-zero, producing enough energy or more than enough to run themselves without being attached to the grid.

The teams are all collegiate and they are asked to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy efficient and attractive.

The 19 teams in this year’s decathlon are internationally from colleges or universities:

  1. Maryland
  2. Purdue
  3. SCI-Arc/Caltech
  4. Ohio State
  5. New Zealand
  6. Middlebury College
  7. Illinois
  8. Tennessee
  9. Team Massachusetts
  10. Parsons NS Stevens
  11. Canada
  12. Florida Int’l
  13. Appalachian State
  14. Tidewater Virginia
  15. Team China
  16. Team Belgium
  17. Team New York
  18. Team New Jersey
  19. Team Florida

As of today, September 30, 2011, Maryland is in first place.

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