SD Middle East is on a worldwide quest for participant universities!
We are thrilled! The Solar Decathlon family is growing! Our Middle East neighbours organised a workshop
to announce the call for teams, which marks an important milestone in their commitment to host two events in 2018 & 2020. The conference was attended by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Richard King,
previous winners from the SD 2015 (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA) & SDE 2014 (Roma Tre, Italy)
as well as potential participant universities.
Initiated in June 2015, The United States Department of Energy signed an MOU with the Dubai
Supreme Council of Energy & the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority to organise the first Solar Decathlon in the region. This first Solar Decathlon Middle East is set for 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The second SDME will coincide with the World’s Fair in 2020.
Twenty or more teams will be selected to compete in the design, construction & management of individual, solar-powered, energy & resource-efficient homes. Feeling psyched? Go to the SD Middle East’s website where you will find the forms to sign up & get your team on board. The organisers are now accepting applications up until June 30th, 2016. Teams will be selected & announced in October 2016, subject to the quantity & quality of proposals.