Tuesday, October 09, 2007

BP Solar Decathlon
BP is proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Energy and sponsor the Solar Decathlon. In this event that occurs every other year, 20 teams from colleges and universities around the globe, participate in an unparalleled solar competition to design, build and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered home. The event culminates in a week-long competition on the National Mall in Washington, DC. This year, the even occurs from October 11–19. The teams compete in 10 contests to determine an overall winner. Using only energy from the sun, the teams generate enough electricity to run a modern household.

BP is sponsoring this special event to discovering cost effective, clean energy solutions for everyday living. They are one of the main corporate sponsors, and the only energy company sponsor, of the 2007 Solar Decathlon and have been involved since the first competition in 2002. Supporting the Solar Decathlon is part of BP’s larger commitment to the promotion and use of alternative energy.

As part of their support for the competition, BP has created a blog in which all of the teams as well as an on-site reporter will write posts throughout the competition. Also, more informations about previous and present BP Solar Decathlon are available at that site. There are just two days away this event, you can find out which 20 university teams are selected and support your favourite team.