College students from around the world compete in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon — a collegiate competition that challenges the next generation of building professionals to design and construct high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered by renewable energy.

The 2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Grand Winners included students from the University of Oregon and Northwestern University.

The competition featured the first Solar Decathlon Virtual Village on the National Mall, built and presented in Washington, D.C.

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