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Because the amount of energy households use to meet their personal transportation needs is so significant, this contest is designed to demonstrate that a house itself can be used to provide that energy. The contest evaluates how much “extra” energy the houses can generate to provide transportation for the teams in street-legal, commercially available electric vehicles, which will be provided by the organizers. All points for this contest will be awarded based on objective evaluation—the more miles the teams drive, the more points they get."

- Contest Regulations, pg. 7(PDF 216K)

Department of Energy
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Solar Decathlon