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The Solar Decathlon

For a couple very intense weeks every two years, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is transformed by a unique event known as the Solar Decathlon. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, this international collegiate competition challenges teams of architecture and engineering students to design, build and operate highly efficient, completely solar-powered homes.

As Whirlpool Corporation knows firsthand, the resulting structures are astounding—as is the enthusiasm of the students involved. In the most recent competition, we were privileged to sponsor five teams through in-kind donations of KitchenAid®, Maytag® and Whirlpool® products. Here, weÂ?re pleased to share an experience of being at the Solar Decathlon with you.

To learn more about the 2007 DOE Solar Decathlon and get updates on the 2009 teams and competition click here.

Download 3D models of Solar Decathlon homes here

 

 

 

Watch interviews with student competitors on this re:Source Network video

 


 

See a Department of Energy video on Whirlpool CorporationÂ?s support for the Solar Decathlon.

Get a closer look at the homes designed by teams we sponsored in the 2007 Solar Decathlon. Scroll over the images to see the team name and an enlarged photo.