Beginning on October 5, 2017, UC Davis will compete alongside 12 different teams in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon hosted in Denver, Colorado.

Click here to see a video about their house.

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition made up of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. 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.

Free public tours of all the homes will be available from October 5-9 and October 12-15. Please visit for the full schedule and to learn more.

For the first time, the Solar Decathlon is offering at-home visitors a unique virtual event experience. Visit the Solar Decathlon Facebook page to experience daily tours broadcast live.