the solar decathlon worldwide league

The Solar Decathlon Europe was the first intrepid step toward
the internationalisation of the outstanding competition
in plus-energy architecture.

The SDE is one of five international chapters of the formidable cross-disciplinary student competition
in regenerative housing and habitation. Initiated in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Energy,
the Solar Decathlon has become a worldwide phenomenon. The first European edition took place
in Madrid in 2010. Further editions in Europe occurred in 2012 (Madrid, Spain), 2014 (Versailles, France) and 2019 (Szentendre, Hungary) and 2021/2022 (Wuppertal, Germany).

The first Asian edition of the Solar Decathlon took place in 2013 in Datong, China. Next, in December 2015, the Solar Decathlon was launched in Cali, Colombia. In 2018, Dubai hosted the first Solar Decathlon in the Middle East, followed by the first African edition in 2019 in Ben Guérir, Morocco. The latest addition to this growing community is the Solar Decathlon India, which was launched in 2020.

Future SD competitions are scheduled for 2023 in the US and in India. More information about these editions and their respective organisations can be found below on the official websites.

Solar Decathlon (SD US)
Solar Decathlon India (SD India)

More information of SD past editions can be found by clicking on the links below.

Solar Decathlon Europe (SD Europe)
Solar Decathlon Europe (SD Europe)
Solar Decathlon Middle East (SD ME)
Solar Decathlon China (SD China) 
Solar Decathlon Africa (SD Africa)
Solar Decathlon Latin America & Carribean (SD LAC)


SDE secretariat > Energy Endeavour Foundation – 7 April 2016