November 26, 2018 - Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 : Houses, Luxury and … Boats ?

The French Consul in Dubai, Miss Raja Rabia and Sheikh Saeed Jamal Khalifa Al Maktoum visited #SDME2018 at Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park for a tour of the facility to meet the teams and see their solar-powered houses.

Solar Decathlon Middle East

On June 17, 2015, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and the U.S. Department of Energy signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME 2018-2020), a competition that will integrate unique local and regional characteristics.

The 2018 edition of this competition is organized by DEWA, in Dubai at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. SDME consists of 10 contests that will follow the lines of those in previous editions of the competition, although having the necessary customization to challenge the teams to adapt their designs to the heat, dust & high humidity that we experience in the Middle East. The projects are developed by multidisciplinary teams, giving the students the opportunity to learn about technical issues, teamwork, communication skills, and sustainable lifestyle and socio-economic issues in order to ensure the viability of their project.

This project might be adapted to the luxury boat environment !