"DOE Sidelines Solar Decathlon, Seeks Industry 'Engagement'"

"The Department of Energy won't hold the Solar Decathlon next year as originally scheduled and plans to have more industry 'engagement' during a future event, according to Department of Energy officials and an internal DOE document.

Instead, the plan is to hold the solar competition in 2020 and have participation from more universities and a "greater emphasis on innovation," the DOE document states.

Yesterday, a DOE source said there were discussions to possibly change the event's name or focus, since solar is just one of the things competitors are judged on. Competitors typically are assessed according to water efficiency of their designs and other factors."

Christa Marshall reports for Greenwire May 11, 2018.

Source: Greenwire, 05/15/2018