Utilities Middle East
Solar Decathlon Middle East 2021 transforms traditional house design into a smart and sustainable oasis
The second Solar Decathlon
Middle East (SDME) for universities to design, build
and operate sustainable solar-powered houses saw the submission of smart and sustainable designs to turn a traditional home in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region into a technological oasis with power efficient and watersaving features.
The second SDME is organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, as part of an agreement between DEWA,
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and US Department of
“Hosting both editions of SDME, for the first time in the MEA region in Dubai, with a total prize up to Dh20mn is a clear indication of Dubai’s position as a city of the future adopting the latest sustainable solutions and offers the world’s youth a safe space to innovate,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA. “The SDME aims to encourage young people to create designs for smart and sustainable,