The University of California, Davis is participating in the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2017 competition in Denver, Colorado. The UC Davis Team (the Blue Mustangs) built Our H2Ouse—an original design that addresses the severe drought in California by cutting the water use in a typical residence in half, while maintaining the same level of comfort at an affordable price point. Click here to see a video about their house.
The Blue Mustangs are currently in Denver preparing for the competition. Beginning on October 5, 2017, UC Davis will compete alongside 11 different teams in 10 contests that evaluate cost-effective design; innovation balanced with market potential; water and energy efficiency; energy production and time-of-use energy; and communications strategies. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends design excellence and smart energy production with innovation, market potential, and energy and water efficiency
This site provides updates on the Blue Mustangs' progress.
Click here to see live video feed at the Solar Decathlon.