Coundown to Solar Decathlon 2017

Solar Decathlon 2017 will be held in Denver, CO Fall 2017 at the new 61st and Peña Station.  The Solar Decathlon village will be open to the public over two long weekends, Thursday, Oct. 5 – Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 and Thursday, Oct. 12 – Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.  We hope to see you there!


Like the Olympic Decathlon, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon consists of 10 contests, each worth a maximum of 100 points.  There are six juried contests and four measured contests.  There are two new contests to Solar Decathlon 2017: Innovation and Water.

  • Architecture

  • Market Potential

  • Engineering

  • Communications
  • Innovation
  • Water
  • Health and Comfort
  • Appliances
  • Homelife
  • Energy