Dubai, UAE: HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that registration is now open for the second Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME). SDME was created through an agreement between the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, DEWA, and the United States Department of Energy. Dubai will host the first two rounds of the Solar Decathlon. The first in November 2018, and the second in 2020.
The announcement was made at the Second International Workshop, which DEWA organised for the 21 teams from 36 universities in 15 countries that are participating in the first round of the competition. The workshop was attended by HE Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, HE Paul Malik, US Consul General in Dubai, HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Energy, Richard King, Founder of the Solar Decathlon Competition, Najeeb Al Ali, Executive Director of Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, Dr Edwin Rodriguez, SDME Manager, and officials, researchers, and former participants of the Solar Decathlon.