The 20 teams of Solar Decathlon 2014 have been selected!
The Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 which INES is a partner, has chosen on 19th December its 20 teams who will be allowed to compete at Versailles in June/July 2014.
The choice was not easy because 44 applications had been sent from around the world. In total, 17 countries and 3 continents will be represented during this unique academic competition.
These 20 teams now have 18 months to work in the design, manufacturing and realisation of their respective project, which will be assembled and presented to the Château de Versailles. Thus the teams must take up the challenge to design and build fully autonomous solar house.
In case of withdrawal of one or more teams in the phase of preparation, and in accordance with the rules of the Solar Decathlon, the French organizing committee has selected a complementary list of 7 teams.
Many candidates for Solar Decathlon 2014!
The preparation of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, which INES is partner, starts a key step. The call for proposals was a great success: 44 candidacies have been sent to the organization from 23 different countries! France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Romania are particularly interested in presenting each 4 teams. Transnational teams also presented: United States in association with Germany, France with Italy or Chile with France and Spain with Denmark. Candidates are also from the Muslim region - Turkey, Iran, Dubai. Others come from far, including Latin American, but also Asia with Japan, India, Taiwan and Thailand. After the Scientific Council meeting, chaired by Alain Maugard, the Steering Committee will select 20 teams able to compete.