Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges student teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. Each house is designed to compete in ten different contests, such as Architecture, Market Appeal, Engineering and Communications. Solar Decathlon was launched in 2002 and has been hosted in the U.S. and Europe in the following years. With SD China 2013 the international competition will take place for the first time in Asia. Visit the official website to know more about Solar Decathlon.