Solar Decathlon Web Site Highlights "Where Are the Houses Now?"

October 27, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon recently launched a greatly expanded “Where Are the Houses Now?” section on its Web site. This feature highlights the current locations of all 72 solar-powered houses that previously competed in the biennial event.

Past Solar Decathlon houses contribute to their respective communities in many ways.

  • Twenty-four are used for ongoing university research and outreach on campus.
  • Seventeen serve as private residences for lucky families and students.
  • Fifteen now host the public as educational exhibits extolling the benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • Seven are used for business and meeting space.
  • Four are now for sale.

“We are excited to make the long-term impact of these houses known,” said Richard King, director of the Solar Decathlon.“The ‘Where Are the Houses Now?’ feature emphasizes the Solar Decathlon’s ongoing educational value in communities throughout the country and around the world.”

Visit the Solar Decathlon Web site to learn more about past competitions, the 2011 event, and the ongoing impact of participating houses.