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meet the teams!

The Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 field is set to go – on to Dubai!

Exiting times indeed! The first edition of our SD neighbour is yet another step closer. Congrats to the selected teams for the upcoming SD Middle East 2018, to be held in Dubai. From the many worldwide applications, the following teams were selected to participate in the SD Middle East 2018:

  • Ajman University of Science & Technology (United Arab Emirates)
  • American University Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
  • American University of Ras Al Khaimah (United Arab Emirates)
  • Dhofar University (Salalah, Oman)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands)
  • Heriot-Watt University Dubai (United Arab Emorates)
  • National Chiao Tung University (Hsinchu, Taiwan)
  • National University of Sciences & Technology (Islamabad, Pakistan)
  • New York University Ubu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
  • Qatar University (Doha, Qatar)
  • Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
  • University of Wollongong (Australia); University of Wollongong (Dubai, United Arab Emirates);
    The Illawarra Institute of TAFE (Australia)
  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, USA)
  • King Saud University (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
  • The University of Jordan (Amman, Jordan)
  • University of Belgrade  (Serbia)
  • University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates); University of Ferrara (Italy)
  • The Petroleum Institute (Ubu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates); Zayed University
    (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
  • Gabriele d’Annunzio University of Chieti Pescara (Italy); University of Pisa (Italy); Second University of Naples (Italy); University of Sassari (Italy)
  • Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (Nilai, Malaysia); Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Johor Bahru, Malaysia)
  • Ion Mincu University of Architecture & Urbanism (Bucharest, Romania); Birla Institute of
    Technology & Science (Pilani, India); Technical University of Civil Engineering (Bucharest, Romania); University Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania)
  • University of Bordeaux (France); Amity University (Dubai, United Arab Emirates); An-Najah National University (Nablus, Palestine); Arts & Metiers Paristech (Paris, France); Bordeaux School of
    Architecture (France)

It is exciting to welcome new universities and nations to the SD worldwide community. The 2018 edition of this competition is driven by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and will follow the footsteps of its predecessors by embracing the mandate of the original U.S. Solar Decathlon. Teams have been selected
to design, build and operate grid-connected, solar-powerd houses that combine research, sustainability
and innovation. They must provide ideas to increase energy-efficiency, propose novel solutions and generate knowledge for a more sustainable built environment. All of this in the very specific conditions of heat, dust and high humidity in the Middle East! The Dubai Solar Hai, the SDME competition site, will be the venue for a new chapter in sustainable housing.