Solar Decathlon, organized by the US Energy Department requires a new generation of homes to reduce energy consumption in the further, while uses the potential of the renewable energy.
The new concept could play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and, equally important, will help future owners to reduce and even eliminate the electricity bills, say designers of the houses.
In 2014, residential and commercial buildings accounted for 40% of energy consumption in the United States. The US Department of Energy has created a program that challenges teams of students to design and build solar-powered homes, cost effective houses, energy efficient and attractive.
First Solar Decathlon competition held in 2002, the contest is organized every two years.