U.S. Department of Energy

Back to Listing

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015

Open Date: 11/01/2013

Close Date: 12/20/2013

Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000959

Summary:

The purpose of this amendment is to make the following change: Include informational webinar instructions for a webinar to be held on December 4th, 2013. Title: Solar Decathlon 2015 FOA Informational Webinar Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/686444776. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. System Requirements: PC-based attendees: Required: Windows? 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server Mac-based attendees: Required: Mac OS X 10.6 or newer Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet. All other parts of the FOA remain unchanged.

Through The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Department of Energy challenges 20 domestic and international affiliated collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. The purposes of the Solar Decathlon are to:

  • Educate students and the public about the money-saving opportunities and environmental benefits presented by clean-energy products and design solutions.
  • Demonstrate to the public the comfort and affordability of homes that combine energy-efficient construction and appliances with renewable-energy systems available today.
  • Provide participating students with unique training that prepares them to enter our nation's clean-energy workforce.

The challenge to the teams competing in Solar Decathlon 2015 is to safely and effectively design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive in less than 24 months. The Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an educational workforce development program designed to educate university-level students. The Solar Decathlon is also a public outreach demonstration designed to foster greater adoption of clean energy technologies and energy efficiency.

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Last updated: 11/21/2013

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.