The team of EFdeN was granted the right to host the next edition of the – Solar Decathlon Europe competition in Romania, and we are currently in the selection stage of the participating teams, expecting until November 12th, 2021 their proposals based on which the top 20 teams will be selected by the end of the year.

What is Solar Decathlon?

Initiated in 2002 by the United States Department of Energy, the Solar Decathlon is a university-level competition for resource-responsible and energy-efficient architecture and engineering.

Targeting clean-energy workforce and building sectors, approximately 20 student Teams compete in the design, construction and management of innovative dwellings powered by renewable energy.

The prototype houses are brought to Bucharest and assembled in approximately fourteen days. The site becomes an open forum and exhibition, where the houses are operated, demonstrated to the public, and evaluated by a jury of renowned international adjudicators.

The SDE23 edition will be hosted right in the heart of Bucharest, Romania, and will focus on the new normal, which leans on the multiple facets of everyday living in our homes, habitats, and communities. This SDE23 edition will take into consideration the changing nature of our lifestyles, especially as we adapt to a post-pandemic world.

The documents below contain further information about Solar Decathlon Europe, the qualification procedure, and registration criteria.

Call for Teams:

Press release: