The U.S Solar Decathlon has been hugely successful and the world has spread. A European edition now takes place every two years; in 2010 and 2012, Madrid hosted the Competition, with visitors exceeding the 200,000 mark! The 2014 European Solar Decathlon will be held on Versailles, France, in a temporary and sustainable micro-city called La Cite du Soleil. For this edition, the SD Organization emphasizes six specific points, all of which are intended to address the fundamentals of ecological energy transitions.
Solar Decathlon Europe 2014
The Decathlon is based on a careful evaluating of 10 contests with a total of 1000 points.
2. ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION
3. ENNERGY EFFICIENCY
4. ELECTRICAL ENERGY BALANCE
5. COMFORT CONDITIONS
6. HOUSE FUNCTIONING
7. COMMUNICATION & SOCIAL AWARENESS
8. URBAN DESIGN & TRANSPORTATION & AFFORDABILITY