The teams will compete over a period of two years by participating in ten sub-contests. The aim is to design and build a full-scale prototype house which is sustainable and energy self-sufficient.
Since October 2016, seventy-five (75) students from different disciplines of Dhofar University have been working on building a sustainable and energy-sufficient house. The work is done under the guidance and supervision of faculty members from College of Engineering.
Participation in SDME is a unique learning opportunity for students as it involves real-life application of various theoretical concepts learnt. During the two-year implementation phase the Solar Decathlon Project will develop capacity in education and training on sustainable architecture, integration of renewable energy sources in buildings and on the most innovative home automation systems for the management of the plant and its equipment. By the end of the two years of competition, the project will be exhibited in Dubai at the competition venue where a fully functional house will be available to public. Later it will be evaluated by an international jury on the basis of following ten (10) sub contests:
- Architectural quality
- Construction system
- Energy efficiency
- Interior comfort
- Functionality of the equipment
- Integration with electric mobility
- Environmental sustainability
- Use of vegetation
- Technological innovation
- Effectiveness in communication.
To know more about the project, visit the website:http://www.sollite.net