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University of Maryland 2005 Solar Decatholon

People's Choice Award Plaque

2005 Solar Decathlon People's Choice Award


Our other entries to the Solar Decathlon

This is the 2005 website. Visit the 2017 site, 2011 site, or the 2007 site.

The University of Maryland has been selected as one of 20 competitors in the 2011 Solar Decathlon. We look forward to building on our successes in the 2002, 2005 and 2007 competitions, and welcome your support and participation.

Solar Decathlon 2005

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The University of Maryland proved the practicality of solar living in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2005 Solar Decathlon.

The Maryland Team built a fully-functional, solar powered home to compete with other Universities from around the world. The Maryland house took 8th place overall, and won the people's choice award!

After the competition, the house was moved to Red Wiggler Community Farm in Clarksburg, Maryland, where it will serve as a staff residence and demonstration site. The team is pleased that the effort and care embodied in this house will give back to the community for years to come.

At Red Wiggler Farm, the house will continue to demonstrate solar living. Follow this web site for updated information.

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How Can You Help?

The Solar House project continues beyond the competition.  We welcome you to be part of our team! Financial contributions to Maryland Solar Decathlon are tax-deductible. Here is how you can donate.

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