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,

solar-powered homes.”

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