Competition > Appliances
The Appliances contest during the Solar Decathlon is designed to mimic
the appliance use of the average U.S. home while using less energy.
To earn points, student teams must:
Maintain refrigerator temperature ranges within 34°F/1.11°C to 40°F/4.44°C.
Maintain freezer temperature ranges within -20°F/-28.9°C to 5°F/-1.5°C.
Wash and dry 10 loads of laundry during the contest week.
Run the dishwasher five times during the contest week.