About the Solar Decathlon The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® is a collegiate competition, comprising 10 contests which challenge student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. Winning teams blend design excellence and smart energy production with innovation, market potential, and building efficiency. The Solar Decathlon offers collegiate teams a unique opportunity to develop critical career skills that prepare them to enter the clean energy workforce. This Solar Decathlon, which spans 2019 and 2020, gives teams the option to participate in one of two Challenges: the Design Challenge or the Build Challenge.
For the 2020 Solar Decathlon our team will be entering a 400 sqft exhibit showcase illustrating the concepts, techniques, and processes used in the local build in Kansas City, Indian Mound, to present to the Decathlon competitors, organizers, and jurors.