Gallery: Rejoice! Solar Decathlon Will Be Held in Washington DC After A...


The Solar Decathlon, a rigorous, annual competition where students design and build green, solar-powered homes is now back in Washington…but not in its original, prominent location. Many were outraged when the event – which we’re huge fans of and have covered extensively in past years – was suddenly kicked off its home on the National Mall where it has been held before. Luckily, word came in a conference call yesterday that the Department of Energy and Department of Interior will host the event at West Potomac Park, just south of the mall. While not the marquee location the competition has been accustomed to in four previous visits, there is a collective sigh of relief by the teams whose projects were designed specifically for Washington’s climate.

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  1. danwemhoff September 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    It’s not shuffled off to a corner. this is a much used area West Potomac Park off the Mall and will similarly destroy numerous baseball fields, and other sports played a good part of the year as the grounds will be decimated just like the Mall’s. When are we going to learn the lesson of getting these events out of the public’s way. dan wemhoff

  2. BeholdersEye February 24, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    You know, Obama is really disappointing me more and more…

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