20 sustainable projects to Madrid. SOLAR DECATHLON EUROPE 2012

19/07/2012
20 sustainable projects to Madrid. SOLAR DECATHLON EUROPE 2012
Launching. Solar Decathlon Europe 2012
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
The second edition of Solar Decathlon Europe, SDE2012 had its official presentation this tuesday. Minister of Public Works, Ana Pastor, accompanied by Mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella, and Vice-Rector for International Relations of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Jose Manuel Paez, presented the new edition of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 competition – to be held at Madrid’s Casa de Campo from 14th to 30th September – before an audience of more than one hundred businessmen, politicians, diplomats and other figures.

This is the second edition of this international university competition outside the U.S.. Powered by the Ministry of Development in collaboration with UPM, the City Council, the European Union, the IDEA (Institute for Diversification and Saving of Energy) and the Department of Energy U.S. Solar Decathlon Europe is a university competition international research in the field of efficient housing.

The participating teams from 13 countries, built their homes and size during the final phase of the competition each team has to assemble his home in Madrid, in an open to the public we call Solar Village, where all can be visited while facing the ten tests (hence the name "decathlon") that determine which is the winner of the issue. , donde todas ellas pueden ser visitadas, a la vez que se enfrentan a las diez pruebas (de ahí el nombre de “decathlon”) que determinan cuál es la ganadora de la edición.

The Solar Decathlon Family
The Solar Decathlon Europe has its origin in the American competition US DOE Solar Decathlon. The SDEurope was born out of a bilateral agreement between the American and the Spanish governments, after the participation of the read more