SDME EVENTS IN DUBAI
16th – 18th April 2018
SDME 2018 International Workshop 2 – Dubai
Solar Decathlon Middle East International Workshop 2 was held at Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights (see location here), representing a unique opportunity for the participating 21 teams to engage directly with the SDME organizers and to be introduced to the delicate operative phase of the competition. Objectives of the Workshop 2 were the presentation of important themes such as health and safety, transportation and logistics, site operation end equipment, as well as the official launch of the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2020, that will be a fundamental part of the highly expected EXPO 2020 that will be held in Dubai. During the SDME International Workshop 2 the Decathletes had the opportunity to make a short presentation of their own team in front of an audience composed of government representatives, SDME organizers, sponsors and members of the press, and to share their own ideas through an interview, that allowed them to define the key-points of their participation to the Competition. Among the guests of the opening session, His Excellence Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and Ceo of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), His Excellence Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment (TBC), the Consul General of the United States of America in Dubai Paul Malik and the General Consul of Italy to Dubai Valentina Setta. Team Sapienza achieved resounding success with a great performance in the public presentation of the Team and the project ReStart4Smart. On the last day the participating Teams had the opportunity to visit for the very first time the Solar Hai, that will host the 21 competing Solar Houses for the final phase of the competition in October 2018.
Watch the event photogallery.
23th-25th October 2017
Dubai Solar Show 2017 – WETEX
Team Sapienza SDME has participated at the Dubai Solar Show 2017, Region’s Largest Sustainability & Renewable Energy Event, during October 23-25 to showcase our architectural model and our project explanatory audiovisual along with the other 20 competing teams.
Dubai Solar Show 2017 was held from 23rd October till 25th October 2017 at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (a part of the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX)) organized by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority.
Dubai Solar Show highlighted the latest innovations in the solar energy field through offering a unique platform to forge partnerships between public and private sectors to develop innovative solutions. It has been a key platform for the public and private sectors to make deals, build partnerships, review the latest solar-energy technologies, learn about current and future projects in the region and market needs, and explore opportunities to take part in solar-energy projects and programmes.
Over 1,900 world leading brands represented at Dubai Solar Show & WETEX 2016 from Power, Water & Sustainability and Renewable sector in the Region’s Largest Government Organized Trade Show for Power, Water and Environment Sector from over 48 countries with the exceptional visitor turnout of over 25,000 visitors from over 65 countries.
Dubai Solar Show & WETEX attracts the number of Sponsors with the specialized stand displays, with the focus on strengths, innovations and technologies to meet with the major Government Utility, participating companies and decision makers from Energy, Power and Water Industry.
30th April – 1st May 2017
SDME 2018 International Workshop 1 – Dubai
Solar Decathlon Middle East International Workshop 1 was held in Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights (see location here), representing a unique opportunity for the qualified 22 teams to engage directly with the SDME organizers and to show their own ideas to the general public.
Objectives of the Workshop 1 were the introduction to the next stages of the competition and to important changes made in the Rules, the discussion of several themes which the Solar Decathlon is based on (Competition Strategy, Green Architecture, Material Science & Engineering, and Marketing & Communication) with international experts, the analysis of sustainable housing in the UAE and the lot assignment in the competition site for each team.
During the SDME International Workshop 1 the Decathletes had the opportunity to make a short presentation of their own team (watch Team Sapienza SDME Presentation) in front of an audience composed of government representatives, SDME organizers, sponsors and members of the press, and to share their own ideas through an interview (watch Team Sapienza SDME Interview), that allowed them to define the key-points of their participation to the Competition. Furthermore, the Decathletes had the chance to test their skills and knowledge through different games and questions, that highlighted the enthusiasm and preparation of Team Sapienza’s members. (Download Workshop Program).
Among the guests of the opening session, His Excellence Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and Ceo of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the Consul General of the United States of America in Dubai Paul Malik and the General Consul of Italy to Dubai Valentina Setta.
Team Sapienza made a great performance in the public presentation of the Team and the project, which achieved resounding success. The last day was intended to the lot assignment on extraction. Team Sapienza will have the K lot, in an excellent position within the Solar Hai that will host the 22 competing Solar Houses for the final phase of the competition in October 2018.
Moreover, during the event Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) to enhance mutual cooperation on Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME). The MOU was signed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and MD & CEO of DEWA, and Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of EmiratesGBC.
Watch the event photogallery.
6th October – 7th October 2016
SDME 2018 Teams selected Annoucement – Dubai
Sapienza University of Rome has become one of a selected international group of 22 universities that will compete for two years within the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 Edition with the aim of designing and building a full-scale prototype of the best sustainable and energy self-sufficient house. The 22 university teams competing, coming from 16 different countries, were selected by an international jury in a shortlist of over 60 nominations following a rigorous technical review process that lasted more than three months.
The announcement was made by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on the 5th October 2016 during the official opening ceremony of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) held annually in Dubai, in the presence, among others, of the Minister for Climate Change of the UAE, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Program, the General Director of the International Renewable Energy Agency and the General Consul of Italy to Dubai.
WGES, is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. The 2016 summit operated under the theme “Driving the Global Green Economy”, from 5th to 6th October at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. WGES 2017 will be held in Dubai from 24th to 25th of October 2017.
Watch the event photo gallery.
Watch the Official Team Announcement video