Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME)

The Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) was created through an agreement signed between Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the Department of Energy of the United States of America, in June 2015, in order to organize a sustainable solar houses competition in Dubai in 2018. The 2018 edition of this competition is organized by DEWA, in Dubai.

The Solar Decathlon is an international competition in which universities from all over the world meet to design, build and operate a grid-connected, energetically self-sufficient house.

The houses use solar energy as the only energy source and are equipped with all the technologies that permit maximum energy efficiency.

During the final phase of the competition, teams assemble their houses before the general public, while undergoing the 10 contests of the competition — the reason the event is called a Decathlon.
Since the first competition in 2002, the Solar Decathlon has expanded internationally to include four additional worldwide competitions: Solar Decathlon China, Solar Decathlon Europe, Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean, and now Solar Decathlon Middle East.

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