A solar-powered village is coming to Denver. And not some Barbie dollhouse-size dwellings, but full-size homes. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a live demonstration of the latest technologies and materials in energy-efficient design, clean energy technologies, smart home solutions, water conservation measures, electric vehicles and sustainable buildings. Students across the country were challenged to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses.
You can see the results for yourself during Solar Decathlon 2017. Teams will offer FREE public tours of their houses and there will be a variety of workshops so you can gather a ton of ideas. Open Thursday to Sunday, October 5 to 8 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, October 9 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday to Sunday, October 12 to 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. You’ll find a full schedule of events here. All takes place adjacent to the 61st & Pena Station of the RTD A-line commuter train.