The construction of the showcase houses will start on 1st July 2019 and last only for 10 days as it is customary at the Solar Decathlon competitions. The area will not accept visitors of the general public during the construction period.
The opening ceremony of the two-week competition will be held in the morning on 12th July; from then on the “Solar Village” will be open for all visitors. The competition will close with the awarding event on 28th July.
The awarding event will only close the competition of the showcase houses. The “Solar Village” will keep accepting visitors after that until 29th September.
After the previous Solar Decathlon competitions ended with the awarding ceremony, participating Teams generally had to disassemble the houses immediately (usually in 5 days). However, the Hungarian application for the hosting city presented a concept that makes it possible for the wider public to view the showcase houses and discover the innovative and energy efficient technical solutions supporting better liveability in the form of a 2-month extended exhibition. Besides, it also facilitates the monitoring of the technical performance of the houses for a period longer than usual, which will be ensured by ÉMI Non-profit Llc.
The exact opening hours of the “Solar Village” will be published at a later time.
(This page will soon be updated to contain further detailed information.)