sda19 Teams_

Meet the teams for the 2019 Solar Decathlon Africa, happening in magnificent Morocco!

Yes! SD Africa has selected 20 teams for the very first African edition of the Solar Decathlon, taking place in September 2019 in Benguerir, Morocco. Presided by Richard King, the founder of the Solar Decathlon, the SDA19 selection committee designated the definitive teams after careful evaluation of the submitted proposals. We are happy to welcome to the SD community  yet another internationally flavoured list of teams, this time for the bright new Solar Decathlon Africa:

1. A’ Free Home _ Moroccan-Malaysian Team
• National School of Architecture Fez (Morocco)
• Universiti Sains Islam MALAYSIA (Malaysia)
• EMDD of Ecole supérieure de Technologie de Salé (Morocco)
• DESTEC of Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines (Morocco)

2. InterHouse _ American-Moroccan Team
• Colorado School of Mines (USA)
• Caddi Ayyad University (Morocco)
• EMINES School of Industrial Management (Morocco)
• The Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

3. E-CO-Dar _ Universal Team
• University Hassan II (Morocco)
• National School of Architecture Rabat (Morocco)
• University of Seattle (USA)
• Faculty of Science of RABAT (Morocco)
• Avinashilingam University for Women, Tamil Nadu (India)
• Centre Universitaire, technique et professionnel & Centre de recherche
pour l’exécution des matériaux, Bamako (Mali)
• Ecole supérieure de technologie (MoroccoJuassss)
• University Ouaga I Joseph Ki-Zerbo Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
• Ecole Nationale des sciences appliquées Kenitra (Morocco)

4. Jua Jamii _ African Union Team
• Pan African University of Water and Energy Sciences (Algeria)

5. TADD-ART _ Moroccan Team
• Mundiapolis University (Morocco)
• Academy of Traditional Art (Morocco)

6. OCULUS _ American–African Team
• Worcester Polytechnic Institute  (USA)
• ENSIAS Rabat (Morocco)
• ENSAM Meknès (Morocco)
• AUST Abuja (Nigeria)

7. PLUG & LIVE _ Moroccan-French Team
• Université privée de Fes (Morocco)
• EPF Ecole d’Ingenieur-e-s (France)

8. SUNIMPLANT _ Moroccan Team
• National School of Architecture Tétouan (Morocco)
• Ecole Nationale des sciences appliquées Tétouan (Morocco)

9. Bayti_Akhdar _ Moroccan-Senegalese Team
• University Soultan Moulay Slimane (Morocco)
• University Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar (Senegal)

10. Africa Golden Ryad _ Moroccan-French Team
• Ecole supérieure de Technologie de Fes (Morocco)
• Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (France)

11. TDART _ Moroccan Team
• Abdelmalek Essaadi University (Morocco)

12. Mahali _ South African Team
• Stellenbosch Univerity (South Africa)

13. SOLARTIGMI _ Moroccan Team
• Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur (Morocco)

14. Afrikataterre _ African-German Team
• Université Internationale de Rabat (Morocco)
• Fachhochschule lubeck (Germany)
• Academic Institutions of Dakar (Senegal)

15. BOSPHOROUS _ Turkish Team
• Yildiz Technical University (Turkey)
• Istambul Technical University (Turkey)
• Istambul Kultur University (Turkey)

16. DarnaSol _ African Team
• Al Akhawayn University (Morocco)
• Helwan University (Egypt)
• International University of Grand-Bassam (Ivory Coast)
• Faculté des sciences Appliqués de Kasdi Merbah, Ouargala (Algeria)

17. THRIVE _ Moroccan Team
• Mohammadia School of Engineering (Morocco)

18. Modularity _ Romanian-Moroccan Team
• Polytechnic University of Bucharest (Romania)
• Technicak Univerity of Civil Engineering, Bucharest (Romania)
• Ecological University of Bucharest (Romania)
• Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez (Morocco)

19. Solar-ution _ Moroccan Team
• Moulay Ismail university, Meknes (Morocco)

20. CJEM _ Moroccan Team
• Ecole Hassania des Travaux Publics (Morocco)
• Institut Supérieur du Commerce et l’Administration des Entreprises (Morocco)
• Emines-School of Industrial Management (Morocco)

Supported by the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water, and the Environment (MEMEE), the SDA19 is led by the Moroccan Research Institute in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN) and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). In this edition the main objectives are to conceptualise well-grounded low-energy-consuming buildings and to increase the reliance on renewable energies in the building sector. Furthermore, with the requirement to integrate regional resource-responsible raw materials, the teams from around the globe are invited to create innovative solar-powered houses that are highly energy-efficient, affordable, and comfortable to live in. In other words, you do not want to miss this exciting and inspiring African Solar Decathlon!

Meet you in Morocco!

Energy Endeavour Foundation – 13 June 2018