What is Solar Decathlon
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy and facilitated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Consisting of ten individual contests, as illustrated below, the Solar Decathlon 2021 Build Challenge calls for students to design and build a zero energy plus, sustainable home that addresses contemporary real world needs. In doing so, students are challenged to push the boundaries of the construction industry through creativity and to spark replicable and innovative solutions. The competition provides an opportunity for unique hands-on experience to better prepare students to enter the clean energy workforce as well as an unparalleled chance for the public to learn about and be inspired to adapt more energy efficient measures in their lives.