SunPower modules will be used for Solar Decathlon Europe entries

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Six out of the 17 university teams that are participating in the Solar Decathlon Europe, to be held from the 18th – 27th June, have announced that they will be using SunPower solar panels to construct their designs.

SunPower is also supporting teams from three of the five participating Spanish universities (University of Sevilla, CEU University Cardenal Herrera and Institute of Advance Architecture of Cataluna), as well as the University of Florida (USA), the University of Rosenheim (Germany) and the University of Paris Arts et Metiers (France).

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“SunPower is honored to support the talent and enthusiasm of these students, as their projects may help advance the residential use of renewable energy throughout Europe,” said Luis Torres, general director of market development, EMEA at SunPower. “Up to 50% more efficient than conventional panels, SunPower solar panels are the most reliable choice for constrained areas such as residential rooftops because they will generate more power than other solar products.”

The Solar Decathlon Europe, organized by the Spanish Ministry of Housing, is modeled after the Solar Decathlon that is held by the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. every two years.  This is the first time the competition has come to Europe, where decathletes will compete at the Solar Village, located near the River Manzanares, close to the Principe Pio station.  

“This Solar Decathlon, the world’s most prestigious solar home-building competition, will be the first in which all teams are connected to the grid following the design of European markets and emphasizing self-consumption in homes,” added Torres.

Renowned architects and engineers make up the international panel that is judging the competition. Judges include the 2002 Pritzker Prize winner Glenn Murcutt; the president of Toyota Housing Inc., Senta Morioka; Fiona Cousins, director of Arup New York; and Francisco Mangado and Manuel Toharia of Spain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIPV installed on a house at Solar Decathlon U.S.

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