RFP for Solar Decathlon Africa Released

Solar Decathlon AFRICA has launched the RTP to select the 20 participating teams. IRESEN & UM6P invite universities and major players in the Renewables, green buildings & energy efficiency sectors to Participate in the international collegiate competition SOLAR DECATHLON AFRICA through the call for participation process. The official REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS was announced on DECEMBER 30, 2017 with an official deadline for submissions on MARCH 14, 2018 at 17:00 Morocco Time.

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SD | The Swiss Team Wins Solar Decathlon 2017

Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Daniel Simmons today announced the winning team of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The Swiss Team took first place overall by designing, building, and operating the house that best blended architecture, engineering, water, health and comfort, home life, and energy, etc. The University of Maryland took second place followed by the University of California, Berkeley and University of Denver team in third place.

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Share | Team JIA +, Moments in the Summer Holiday

Today we will interview Han Shuyan, leader of Team Jia +. Now let’s listen to her telling the summer holiday story of the team .

“In the July and August of Xiamen, the sun blazing like a ball of fire, students from Xiamen University and France are still on their construction work in full swing. To speed up the progress and finish the construction by the end of August when the French fellows are to leave for home, the team fellows stay up for the construction. In accordance with the competition rules and to achieve more favorable effects, Team JIA+ makes the whole wood structure by hands not by factory manufacturing. It’s great work, requiring a lot of time and containing amounts of difficulties.”

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Talk | Listening to the Voices of the Teachers – Dialogues with Qu Cuisong, leader of Team TJU&TUD

If we say that students are the brave and courageous soldiers on the competition terrain, the teachers are the generals and strategists in the military camp; the former brings SDC vitality and creativity, and the latter brings SDC depth and impact. The teachers guide the students to learn, to conquer the difficulties and to grow together, and they are the act and spirit leaders of the whole team. Therefore, we need to listen to their voices hiding in the deep smooth waters.

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Team | Fearless for Expedition, Persistent at Benevolence — TUBS-SEU Southeast University-Braunschweig Technical University Team

We are marching towards a brand new and spacious bound
Feeling the inspiration and joy of life
Exploring the immense uncovered mysteries……
We fear no challenges,
We would never stop our benevolence!
We are Team TUBS-SEU!

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Team | Brothers together, Their Strength Can Cut through the Mental — Team SJTUIUC

Team SJTUIUC, made up by students and professors from Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU)and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), is an international team of SDC 2018. Its team fellows are undergraduates and graduates from the various schools of SJTU and UIUC (such as architecture, environmental arts, design, gardening, civil engineering, electric, machinery, Antai management, jurisprudence, foreign language, etc). The team is divided into ten sections, namely architecture designing (architecture + domestic designing), landscape designing, engineering structure, BIM, HAVC, energy system, smart house, propaganda, finance management, marketing respectively. The ten sectors work together and cooperate with each other.

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