Every two years since 2002, the Solar Decathlon has showcased a working display of energy innovation in action. The Solar Decathlon has grown into one of the most highly anticipated design competitions in the world, attracting over 300,000 visitors to the National Mall in 2011.
The competition is an intensely challenging exercise that provides the participants with hands-on training, fosters inter-disciplinary collaboration, inspires innovation and research, and educates the public about the many benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Solar Decathlon 2013 will be held at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California October 3-13.
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon's website will provide you with more in-depth information about the entire competition.