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DOE Solar Decathlon
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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.
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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If you loved what you saw in these amazing houses in October, you actually have a chance to own one ...
House by Northwestern
House by Northwestern
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Have you taken all of the Solar Decathlon’s 360 tours? In case you missed it, our YouTube channel has the playlist from last October's event.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmYUbM-V-WfG9Ezo7iaaSpKuoMfDbnCk3
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Dimpled rain mat? Perforated drain pipe? 10 mil vapor barrier? Ductless heat pump? SIPs, anyone? If it sounds like sci-fi or just some language you don’t speak, hop on over to the Tour of Zero and see how builders across the country are putting these innovations into the energy-efficient homes of the future – today.
goo.gl/htW1xN
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Tips to prepare for and respond to power outages:
📱Charge mobile devices
🔌Prevent overloaded circuits
📞Communicate with your power company
👷Stay clear of working crews

More: https://go.usa.gov/xnzng #noreaster
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What kind of fridge was that? And how about that cool lighting – want to add it to your home? Check out all the products used in the 2017 team houses in our product directory. goo.gl/kN81z6
(Photo of Missouri S&T team members by Cody Williams/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)
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So great to see that the Solar Decathlon was one of Solar Novus' most-read stories of 2017. ☀️ http://www.solarnovus.com/most-read-articles-of-2017_N11346.html
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Neither snow nor rain nor whatever else … Relive the building of a village with time-lapse video from our October event. 🎥 https://youtu.be/zqV5rJUBTCw
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Great to see reflections from Wash U - St. Louis students on their experience participating in Solar Decathlon 2017 – the good, the bad, and everything in-between, from a real-world workforce development project.
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Solar Decathlon is alive and well across the globe. Read about the five international events, and where they are in their planning, in our latest blog post. 🌏 goo.gl/VHGefd
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The brand-new Solar Decathlon Africa is taking shape! The website is up, and the request for proposals is out. Who will be competing in 2019?
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