Teams Announced for 2011 Solar Decathlon

Last year's winner: Team Germany

Twenty teams, representing five countries on four continents, have been selected to compete in the 2011 Solar Decathlon. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced the teams today for the competition to be held on the National Mall in the Fall of 2011. In a statement released this afternoon, Chu said,

“These students are tomorrow’s leaders in helping develop a clean energy economy. Their innovative projects will help raise public awareness about energy efficiency, help save consumers money and reduce carbon pollution.”

Students of Team Germany, (L-R front), react after winning first place overall during the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Friday, Oct. 16, 2009. (Photo by Stefano Paltera/US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon)

We covered last year’s 2-week competition which was won by Team Germany, seen here at the award ceremony.

The 2011 Solar Decathlon Teams

Appalachian State University – Boone, North Carolina

Florida State University, The University of Central Florida, The University of Florida, and The University of South Florida – Tallahassee, Orlando, Gainesville and Tampa, Florida

Ghent University – Ghent, Belgium

Massachusetts College of Art and Design and University of Massachusetts at Lowell– Boston and Lowell, Massachusetts

Middlebury College – Middlebury, Vermont

The Ohio State University – Columbus, Ohio

Old Dominion University and Hampton University – Norfolk and Hampton, Virginia

Purdue University – West Lafayette, Indiana

The University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tennessee

The Southern California Institute of Architecture and California Institute of Technology – Los Angeles and Pasadena, California

The Research Foundation of CUNY – New York, New York

Stevens Institute of Technology and The New School – Hoboken, New Jersey, and New York, New York

Tongji University – Shanghai, China

Rutgers the State University of New Jersey and New Jersey Institute of Technology – New Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey

Florida International University – Miami, Florida

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Champaign, Illinois

University of Maryland – College Park, Maryland

University of Calgary – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

University of Hawaii – Honolulu, Hawaii

Victoria University of Wellington – Wellington, New Zealand

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