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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

Oct 5, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, energy-efficient, solar-powered, sustainable houses. The winner most successfully blends design excellence, smart energy strategies, innovation, and market potential.


The event is held at the 61st & Peña commuter rail station near Denver International Airport on the University of Colorado A line. Student teams provide free public tours of their houses:
· Thursday, Oct. 5 – Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, 11am – 7pm
· Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, 1pm – 7pm
· Thursday, Oct. 12 – Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, 11am – 7pm


Solar Decathlon 2017 also features a sustainability expo; professional, consumer and middle school education events; and a community festival.