The Villa Solar, is the location where the final phase of the Solar Decathlon Europe Competition takes place. Here, the decathletes have to assemble their houses in order to compete against each other on the 10 competition contests, while opened to the general public to visit.
This international competition that Madrid hosted on 2010, is going to take place again in 2012 in the capital of Spain. The great success of the previous edition, the excellent geographical and climatological qualities of the city of Madrid, along with the great transport infrastructure (highways, high-speed rail and international airport) were some of the reasons why the SDE Organization chose Madrid.
The location of the Villa Solar in the city will be the “Casa de Campo”, an incredible historical garden that suits all the needs of the competition. The location is blessed with uniform Sun during the day, beautiful sights and a great accessibility for the general public to attend the exhibition.
The Villa Solar will be also the place to develop innovative projects regarding electric supply distribution. For the fist time, the Competition will be using a “smart grid” to optimize energy flow in order to improve the interaction between producers and consumers.
Photo: Villa Solar 2012