Initiated by the United States Department of Energy, Solar Decathlon (SD) is an international collegiate competition, comprising ten contests, which challenges university teams to design, build, and operate highly efficient and innovative houses powered by renewable energy. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends design architectural and engineering excellence with innovation, market potential, building efficiency, and smart energy production. The Solar Decathlon has currently expanded globally in the United States, China, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America & the Caribbean. More information about past Solar Decathlons is available at http://www.solardecathlon.gov.
Solar Decathlon China
Solar Decathlon China (SDC) conceived in China in 2011, as an achievement of the Sino-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogues signed by the U.S. and Chinese governments. The City of Datong witnessed its successful inauguration in 2013 with the participation of 21 teams from 13 countries. The competition received support from more than 30 governmental agencies and 200 enterprises and attracted approximately 260,000 visitors. In 2018, the City of Dezhou in Shandong Province successfully hosted the second SDC event: 19 teams from 34 universities, 370 enterprises, and 500,000 visitors. The game covered the fields of building & construction, renewable energy, home automation, IoT, communication & media, electric vehicles, etc.