Washington, DC [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Twenty teams have been selected to compete in the 2007 Solar Decathlon, a biannual competition primarily sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Each team will be awarded $100,000 over two years to support the Solar Decathlon’s research goal of reducing the cost of solar-powered homes and advancing solar technology. It is expected that the event will again take place in 2007 on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The international collegiate competition invites student teams to compete in the design, building, and operation of highly energy-efficient, completely solar-powered houses that incorporate building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a U. S. Department of Energy Laboratory, issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to accredited colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions on Oct. 6, 2005 (see first two links below). For the list of the 20 teams selected for 2007, use the third link below.