The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

  • CA


United States

About Us

We are currently accepting volunteers to support the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, which will be held Thursdays – Sundays, Oct. 8–18 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. Open to the public free of charge, the Solar Decathlon gives visitors the opportunity to tour solar-powered houses, gather ideas to use in their own homes, and learn how energy-saving features can help them save money today.


The Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.