Director, Solar Decathlon
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Linda Silverman is Director of the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, an award-winning design competition that increases public awareness of renewable energy, energy efficiency and innovative building design. The Solar Decathlon challenges university schools of architecture and engineering to design, build and operate highly efficient solar powered houses. Linda has been at the Energy Department since 1988, and has worked on a variety of issues, including workforce development and education, renewable energy market analysis, and climate change policy. Linda holds a M.A. in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado.
Energy Jobs Inspired by the Solar Decathlon
The Energy Department is unveiling a new infographic that explores the range of jobs connected to the 10 contests that form the Solar Decathlon.
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Around the World with Solar Decathlon
November 30, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition now spans five continents — North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia —...Learn More
Solar-Powered Houses Take Starring Role in Denver’s Community of Tomorrow
October 5, 2016
Solar Decathlon 2017 houses built by collegiate teams to join the landscape of a burgeoning “smart city” in Denver.
Running the Race for Clean Energy
September 16, 2015
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Roaming Mars and Space: 3D Technology Exploration from Home
November 5, 2013
As part of the US Ignite project, the Energy Department worked with Mozilla to create free and open source simulations of the solar system and the...Learn More
America's Home Energy Education Challenge: Teaching Kids to Save Energy and Money
October 22, 2013
America’s Home Energy Education Challenge, or AHEEC, is a competition developed by the Energy Department and the National Science Teachers...Learn More