University of Texas Solar Decathlon 2007

summer 2007 team members

Who We Are

The Solar Decathlon is a Department of Energy sponsored event that joins 20 college and university teams in a competition to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house. The University of Texas program is an interdisciplinary team of students, faculty and industry partners are dedicated to the design, construction, testing and public demonstration of market-ready dwellings that integrate human, natural and technological systems, are adaptable by design, and entirely powered by the sun.

What We Believe

The sun is natural, free, and available to everyone, with no by-products. Nobody has to fight wars for sunlight – it’s something the whole world shares, and it’s not running out any time soon. We choose solar as our clean, quiet champion. We choose to work with the environment instead of against it, choose to use less, and do more.The world does change, and we want it to be for the better. We choose to make that change, to LIVE LIFE in better balance under the Texas sun.


  • COMPETITION RESULTS ARE IN: 2nd Place in Engineering & 4th Place in Communications! 10th Place overall! Thank you to everyone who helped breath life into BLOOM
  • Competition Dates: October 12th – 20th, 2007 ...Come see us on the National Mall!
  • Check our progress out in the blog*
  • Read the latest coverage in the Austin American Statesman*