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HCT-ETS: The Solar Decathlon Middle East Team Desert Phoenix

Updated: Nov 19, 2021

Higher Colleges of Technology Faculty of Engineering Technology & Science Newsletter

Issue #9 4 November, 2021 AY 21-22

The #SDME2021 has begun under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai. The competition is organized by DEWA and has 8 teams from 11 universities around the world who have started building their smart and sustainable houses in the SDME Village at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. A diverse team from 4 institutions - University of Louisville, Higher Colleges of Technology, American University in Dubai & American University of Sharjah - participating in the 2021 Solar. HCT team is a key player in this competition.

We also appreciate our sponsors for providing bath and kitchen fixtures, appliances, Solar system and heating & cooling equipment.

Construction will continue till November 11th, students and faculty are having fun. All ETS faculty and students are welcome to participate. Our team house model is presented in SDME Pavilion at EXPO 2020. See our designs, meet our people, and support the team. Please visit and like and add a comment.

Participating teams at SDME compete in 10 contests: architecture; engineering and building; energy management; energy efficiency; comfort conditions; house functioning; sustainable transport; sustainability; communications, and innovation. The #SDME2021 has begun, 8 teams are competing to cross the finish line on time.

HCT solar Decathlon Team celebrated the Flag Day 2021 in the SDME Village at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

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