Solar Decathlon Design Challenges Winners Showcase Efficient, Affordable, Innovative Buildings

This blog was originally posted on the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon website on April 20, 2020.

For the first time, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge recognized and awarded two Grand Winners – one from the residential division and one from the commercial buildings division. The 2020 Design Challenge culminated in a virtual event, April 17-19, 2020.

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition that challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. The winners will be those teams that best blend architectural and engineering excellence with innovation, market potential, building efficiency, and smart energy production.

The Solar Decathlon continues to “push the envelope” on the design of the most highly performing, efficient, affordable, innovative buildings. The competition leverages opportunities to showcase student innovation and STEM education, and it fosters workforce development opportunities.

Read more and see the full list of 2020 winners on the DOE Solar Decathlon website.