The Ten Contests
The Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 has adapted some of the traditional contest areas to challenge the teams to adapt their designs to the heat, dust and high humidity that is experienced in the Middle East. Contests are either Measured based on predetermined metrics or Juried where teams must explain their concept to a panel of experienced judges.
Since the inception of the Solar Decathlon in 2002 there have been 224 teams who have competed (not including current competitions) from 40 different countries.
The countries highlighted in red indicate where competing teams have come from, with the areas marked in blue as those who have most recently joined in current competitions.