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2018 SOLAR DECATHLON CHINA

Launched by the National Energy Administration and United States Department of Energy, presented by China Overseas Development Association, Solar Decathlon China is a green energy building technological competition with global universities as participants. Based on the technologies and ideas of world-leading R&D and designing teams, the competition is established to create a functionally-complete,comfortable, livable and sustainable living space. It is achieved by freshly combining clean energy, energy conservation, environmental protection and architectural design, promoting the development of green buildings and enhancing people's environmental awareness as well as innovative growth and commercialization. Moreover, taking buildings as the carrier, intelligent household as the core and the ideals of citizens of the world as philosophy, the competition is designed to create a solar energy industry as famous as Olympic Games.

HOST CITY

CHINA SHANDONG DEZHOU

Dezhou is “the sun city in China”, through the solar energy industry chain upstream and
downstream extension continuously,Dezhou become the biggest solar industry clusters in
China.Covers the solar water heater, solar
photovoltaic power generation and lighting,Solar energy combined with construction, high
temperature solar thermal power generation, solar energy air conditioning,Desalination and so on many kinds of renewable energy applications.
Dezhou will gradually develop into a comfortable and livable,sustainable development of green city.

DECATHLON

Each team is required to design and build a double-decker, solar-powered house with the finished area of 120-200 m2. The house must aim at the permanent use of one single family. Equipped with all necessary household appliances such as TV, refrigerator, cooktop, dishwasher, washing machine and computer, every house shall provide household electric vehicle as well as its matched charging device, while all appliances must be powered by solar energy. Besides, SD will evaluate the house’s cost feasibility, power efficiency, environment adaptability, and power generation capacity, etc. Furthermore, the outcome of the completion is determined by a total of ten contests.

TEAM INTRODUCTION

2018 Solar Decathlon China invited  22 unite teams which from more than 11 countries,43 universities

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Names listed in no particular order

MISSION AND VISION

With China's transformation in economic development mode, the thirteenth "Five-year Plan" will focus on adjusting national energy structure. Given slowed economic growth and lowered energy consumption, it will be a big challenge to achieve the great goal in terms of renewable energy consumption planed by the government. At the same time, structural adjustment will be implemented in China's energy sector in the coming 5 years. At present, as the concern on intensive building consumption is emerging, both the government and the public are highly desired to be free from the dependence on the high-emission energy. Holding the SDC event just demonstrates China's determination to attach great importance to the application and promotion of new energy, and implement the responsibility for energy conservation and emissions reduction.

History

The first SD event was held in Washington, US in 2002. Since then, it has exerted influence on the governments of the whole world, and obtained support from enterprises and the public. The evidences include sponsors of more than 6,000 brand enterprises, as well as all-out support from more than 100 governmental agencies and professional institutions, 3,000,000 visitors and 300 million media audiences.

In the first Solar Decathlon China held in 2013, 37 universities and more than 1,000 university students from 13 countries took part in the whole design and manufacturing process. In addition, the competition gained support and participation of more than 30 governmental agencies, more than 200 international institutions and the enterprises in relevant industries, as well as 260,000 visitors.

2018SDC

2018 Solar Decathlon China will be jointly held by China National Energy Administration, the Department of Energy (DOE, USA) and the China Association for Overseas Industry Development. On the occasion, more than 30 talent teams comprising the outstanding students from over 50 countries in 7 continents will collect at Dezhou City, Shandong Province.

Future beautiful homes will be created by combining the innovative ability of the young talents and the cutting-edge technologies, as well as the competition.

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