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Decathlete one day, CEO the next. Our latest blog post looks inside the #startuplife of five former #SolarDecathlon participants. http://go.usa.gov/x9mmX
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The U.S. Department of Energy #SolarDecathlon has grown in popularity so much that five continents around the world are holding similar #designbuild competitions for students. Learn about what’s happening with this competition in Africa, China, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East on the EERE Blog: http://go.usa.gov/x8Qq5.
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Did you hear? We just added a new member to our global family. Solar Decathlon Africa will be held in Morocco in 2019 thanks to an agreement signed during last week's COP22 meeting in Marrakech. The new competition builds on the U.S. Department of Energy's biennial event, as well as other international competitions in Spain, France, China, Colombia, and the United Arab Emirates. http://go.usa.gov/x8cmX
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#SD2017 competition manager Joe Simon takes a zippy 23-second tour of the SMUD Tiny House competition. See Santa Clara's winning rEvolve House (yes, it spins to optimize its #solarpower) and the other innovative entries here: http://bit.ly/2fAnhZ3 #tinyhouses16
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Four years ago today, #SuperstormSandy demonstrated the vulnerability of coastal communities in the aftermath of a storm. That’s why Solar Decathlon 2015 winner +SURE HOUSE designed a #solar-powered high-performance residence that can provide emergency power during the recovery period. Check out some of the team’s solutions in their project summary and computer-animated walkthrough here: go.usa.gov/xBjTj
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.
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Happy #CareersInEnergyWeek! The Energy Department's Solar Decathlon encourages growth in the global clean #energy workforce that can help fight #ClimateChange, and these efforts are paying off. According to the Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2016 from the @International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the global clean energy workforce is growing. Learn more about clean energy jobs and career planning on the Energy Department's Education and Workforce Development website: http://go.usa.gov/xkdE5
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If you are in awe of #mathletes, then you’ll be blown away by Solar Decathletes. These college students create multidisciplinary teams, representing engineering, architecture, buildings science, interior design, business, and communications programs. They spend two years bringing to life an innovative vision for sustainable houses powered entirely by the sun. Each team transports its house to a competition site (Denver, Colorado in October 2017), where they go head-to-head against other teams in a series of 10 contests that make up the #SolarDecathlon. These students can solve problems, to say the least. See them in action here: http://bit.ly/decathlete #SD2017
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Are you using #LED holiday lights to save #energy this year? Share a photo if so--bonus points if your string is #solar-powered! Our image comes from the Clemson University Solar Decathlon 2015 entry, called Indigo Pine (photo by Ken Scar). #SD2017 http://go.usa.gov/x8p2r 
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Enjoy some holiday menu inspiration from the Solar Decathlon 2015 first-place finisher and Home Life Contest winner, Stevens Institute of Technology. The team got gourmet using non-perishable ingredients and energy-efficient preparation for its Stormy Supper:
- Baked Brie with Raspberry Preserves & Almonds | APPETIZER
- Garbanzo Bean & White Tuna Salad with Gazpacho | ENTRÉE
- Granola Peach Crisp | DESSERT
See the full recipe here: go.usa.gov/x8Xxd #greenliving #SD2017
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Big news! The Energy Department signed a new partnership agreement at #COP22 to support a Solar Decathlon Africa 2019 competition in Morocco, a country with more than 33 million people. http://go.usa.gov/x8cmX Photo courtesy: Luc Viatour
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#DidYouKnow that in 42 of America’s 50 largest cities, a fully financed 5 kilowatt #solar PV system costs less than #energy from a residential customer’s local utility? See if your city made the list here: http://bit.ly/2f9S4ts #SD2017
Image from Rebecca Lundberg/Minnesota Solar Challenge
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Former Decathlete and #SD2017 competition manager Joe Simon is participating in another sustainable home and living competition. Simon will serve as a judge at the Tiny House Competition this upcoming weekend, which is modeled after the Energy Department’s Solar Decathlon. Get more details about this event in #Sacramento, #California: http://bit.ly/TinyHouseFacebookEventListing
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An international competition that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are innovative, cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.
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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, solar-powered houses. The winner is the team that best blends design excellence and smart energy production with innovation, market potential, and water and energy efficiency. Solar Decathlon 2017 will also feature a sustainability expo, professional development and consumer workshops, middle-school education events, and a community festival.

Learn more at SolarDecathlon.gov and meet the teams!

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