Solar Design Competition

Sponsor: The Dow Chemical Company
Type: Student
Language: English
Fee: $25
Eligibility: Individual students, student teams, or students participating with professionals
August 2011 – Registration opens
First prize – $20,000
Second prize – $10,000
Third prize – $5,000
Design Challenge:
The Dow Chemical Company Solar Design Competition will seek new discoveries that can lead to economical, energy sustainable homes that are viable and culturally adaptable to multiple regions. Specifically, the competition calls for the design of a building comprising three connected dwellings, which must utilize active and solar technologies in addition to other innovative energy solutions to achieve near-zero energy consumption.