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WHAT IS THE SOLAR DECATHLON?

The SOLAR DECATHLON is a competition that was originally organized by the United States Department of Energy involving universities from all over the world to design and construct a prototype of a house that is energetically self-sufficient. These grid-connected homes are intended to function only under the power of the sun and incorporate the latest technology that allows for maximum energy efficient operation.

The houses will undergo 10 contests, hence Decathlon, as in the Olympic competition.

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