2013 Solar Decathlon Winners.
The DOE Solar Decathlon took place this year at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California from October 3rd to 13th. The Solar Decathlon is and award winning contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy for collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered homes that are energy efficient, cost effective and practical.
This year there were 19 competing teams from USA, Canada and Europe with the top six teams coming within a 26 point spread with Team Austria winning over all with the highest score of 951.922.
Along with the highest score there are several category’s for teams to win in the contest:-
- Architecture ~ Winner Czech Republic
- Engineering ~ Winner Ontario
- Market Appeal ~ Winner University of Nevada Las Vegas UNLV
- Affordability ~ Winner three way tie
- Norwich University
- Stanford University
The 19 teams who participated in the 2013 DOE Solar Decathlon are:-
- Arizona State University and University of New Mexico
- Czech Republic: Czech Technical University
- Kentucky/Indiana: University of Louisville, Ball State University and University of Kentucky
- Middlebury College
- Missouri University of Science and Technology
- Norwich University Santa Clara University
- Southern California Institute of Architecture and California Institute of Technology
- Stanford University
- Stevens Institute of Technology
- Team Alberta: University of Calgary
- Team Austria: Vienna University of Technology
- Team Capitol DC: The Catholic University of America, George Washington University, and American University
- Team Ontario: Queen's University, Carleton University, and Algonquin College
- Team Texas: University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College
- Tidewater Virginia: Hampton University and Old Dominion University
- University of Nevada Las Vegas
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- University of Southern California
- West Virginia University
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