Denver’s October Solar Trifecta will include Solar Decathlon 2017, ASES Solar 2017, and New Era Colorado/JCRES Metro Denver Green Homes Tour. SOLAR 2017, held at the University of Colorado, Denver, includes technical sessions, forum discussions, workshops, switch presentations, public solar displays, and networking events. The conference will highlight successful strategies working to reach a renewable energy society at home and around the world, technical innovations, and advances in building design. More information: solar2017.org.
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition made up of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends design excellence and smart energy production with innovation, market potential, and energy and water efficiency. Visit solardecathlon.gov.
The Metro Denver Green Homes Tour provides an opportunity to tour real homes in the Denver area. Attendees visit each "green" home and talk with the home owners and volunteers about the green features. For more information: goldensolartour.org or ases.org.