House designs

Emirates News Agency – SDME jury praises innovative, world-class home designs by participating teams

DUBAI, December 10, 2021 (WAM) – The jury of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) second Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) for university students to design solar-powered houses, praised the exceptional efforts and the world class innovative designs submitted by students.

The jury said that this year’s competition attracted outstanding models of smart and sustainable homes that achieve a high level of efficiency and economic value.

DEWA organized the SDME under the patronage of His Royal Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, as part of a partnership between DEWA, ​​the Supreme Council of Dubai Energy (DSCE) and the United States Department of Energy.

SDME encourages participating teams to design, build and operate sustainable models of cost-effective and energy-efficient solar homes, with an emphasis on environmental protection, taking into account the region’s climate.

The participating teams took part in 10 competitions: architecture; engineering and building; Energy management; energetic efficiency; comfort conditions; operation of the house; sustainable transport; durability; communication and innovation.

WAM / Hazem Hussein