Solar Decathlon is an international competition for universities around the world that takes place in 5 geographical regions: Europe, Middle East, Asia, North America and South America. The competition involves the design, construction and assembly in just 10 days of a smart, energy efficient and fully equipped solar house. After entering the competition each team is judged in following 10 events: architecture; engineering and construction; energetic efficiency; electricity balance; comfort conditions; house operation; communication & social awareness; urban design, transport and accessibility; innovation and sustainability. During this period (for 10 days) the houses are included in a visiting program in which the students that are present answer all questions related to the prototype.
From 2012 until now UTCB students have participated in 4 editions of the Solar Decahlon competition (Solar Decathlon Europe 2012, Madrid, Spain; Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, Versailles, France; Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Solar Decathlon 2019, Szentendre, Hungary) and qualified for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2021 (2022), Wuppertal, Germany.
The teams that represented Romania and the Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest are: