Ever wonder what it takes to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon? As part of a new blog series, we’re going behind the scenes to explore how the teams’ energy-efficient, solar-powered houses went from idea to reality.
From the selection process and fundraising to the design and building process, we’re documenting some of the steps along the way in this two-year competition. Our new infographic -- Solar Decathlon 2013: The Path to a Brighter Future -- takes a look at the teams competing in this year’s competition and highlights innovative design features in each of the teams’ houses.
Follow the Solar Decathlon 2013 series by visiting energy.gov/solar-decathlon to see if you have what it takes to be a solar decathlete, and join us for a Solar Decathlon live Q&A on Sept. 18 at 2 pm ET.