Solar Decathlon 2015

Solar Decathlon 2015

Visit the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. October 8-11 and October 15-18 at the Orange County Great Park.

Free public event; $10 parking. No RSVP/ticketing.

Join the nearly 800 students from around the world who will provide public tours of their fully functioning solar houses. Energy efficiency is captured and imagined in the houses of the future that are revealed in the houses of the present. The students are studying architecture, engineering, urban planning and other subjects and have imagined and created and built each solar house.

ALSO, visit the Great Park’s Children’s Activities Area adjacent to the Solar Decathlon Village, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the event’s weekends, October 10-11 and October 17-18. Face painting, balloon artists, inflatables, children’s activities and the Farm + Food Lab. Free event.

TO GET THERE, click here for your map to the Great Park.


Volunteer at the event!  As a volunteer, you will work alongside Solar Decathlon organizers.  You might serve as a greeter, docent, visitor, liaison, Education Days mentor, special events volunteer and more.  Click here. Questions? Ask at

Education Days are October 9, 15 and 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Perfect for elementary and middle school field trips for the region’s public schools. Please send inquiries to:

Watch interviews with 2015 teams here.

Watch Team OC Groundbreaking at Irvine Valley College here.

Watch several programs leading to the 2015 event, here.

Meet the City of Irvine through ICTV, in 5 languages, here.