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Solar Decathlon 2015

Event Date : October 25th, 2015

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A team of 80 Sacramento State students and alumni brought world-class skills in sustainable technology onto a global stage at the U.S. Energy Department’s Solar Decathlon 2015, finishing 10th from among the 140 schools that applied to take part in the competition.

With its state-of-the-art, two-bedroom Reflect Home, built on campus and transported to the decathlon in Irvine, Sac State was competing in its first Solar Decathlon against a number of universities with more contest experience and deeper pockets. The results of Team Solar NEST’s determination shone in a number of judging areas, with a perfect score for commuting (using an electric car) and very high marks for appliances, home life, affordability, and market appeal.

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