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DE-FOA-0001753: Solar Decathlon 2019 Future Planning - Request for Information


This is a Request for Information (RFI) only.

The Solar Decathlon is a program for collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are innovative, energy-efficient, and attractive. It provides participating students with hands-on experience and training. The Solar Decathlon, is open to the public and the next Solar Decathlon will take place October 5-15, 2017, in Denver, Colorado.

For the Solar Decathlon 2019 Planning Webinar, please go to:

Since Solar Decathlon’s inception in 2002, DOE has continuously sought to refine and improve both the application process and event execution. This RFI seeks information to inform designing, planning and implementing Solar Decathlon 2019 that is planned to also take place in the Denver area.

The goals of this Request for Information (RFI) are twofold:

1. Gather feedback on changes being considered by the Department of Energy to increase the opportunities for team participation and innovation, and

2. Gather feedback on ways DOE can reduce the barriers to entry for participation for university teams.

DOE is specifically interested in feedback regarding changes that would make it easier for universities to compete in the Solar Decathlon while maintaining the ability to hold a large public event that enables the public to experience the innovation in the houses.

This is an RFI only. EERE will not pay for information provided under this RFI and no project will be supported as a result of this RFI. This RFI is not accepting applications for financial assistance or financial incentives.

Please see the full RFI document in the DOCUMENTS section below. Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to the email address noted in the RFI document below no later than 5:00pm (ET) on April 3, 2017.


  • Request for Information DE-FOA-0001753 - Solar Decathlon 2019 Future Planning - Full Text (Last Updated: 3/6/2017 01:50 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/3/2017 5:00 PM ET