Solar Decathlon 2002: The Event in Review

    Research output: Book/ReportBook


    This book describes the first Solar Decathlon, a competition for college and university students, which took place on the National Mall in fall 2002. Student teams competed to design, build, and operate the most attractive, energy-efficient house that used only solar energy. In addition to the competition, the Solar Decathlon was also a public event. The book describes the events on the Mall,including technical details about the ten contests that comprised the competition and descriptions of the public's and the media's responses to the event. The book also provides information about the student teams' activities in the year and a half before they arrived to compete on the Mall.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages141
    StatePublished - 2004

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/BK-520-33151

    Other Report Number

    • DOE/GO-102004-1845


    • EE
    • energy efficiency
    • energy-efficient homes
    • energy-efficient houses
    • photovoltaics (PV)
    • PV
    • solar electricity
    • solar energy
    • solar home competition
    • solar homes
    • solar house
    • solar house competition
    • student competition


    Dive into the research topics of 'Solar Decathlon 2002: The Event in Review'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this