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NCTU / UNICODE, team of National Chiao Tung University, is taking Solar Decathlon Europe as the opportunity to develop a prototype house for co-existing with nature by focusing on the green house technology that has been developed for cultivating orchid in Taiwan combining with the research institute here in NCTU.

Since NCTU/UNICODE will be the first Taiwanese team to enter solar decathlon, we compose our team with one of the best skills and knowledge in architecture, engineering, Science and Management in Taiwan.


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NCTU’s main campus is located at the center of the Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan’s national research center. The area is referred to as the Silicon Valley of Asia. More than 400 technology companies have been established in the park. In the past three decades, Hsinchu Science Park and NCTU has developed a competitive environment for industry-university collaboration.

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Created in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Solar Decathlon is an international competition open to universities and institutions of higher education worldwide, giving them an opportunity to compete in meeting a challenge: “Design and build a solar house that is energy independent”.

It is held biennially in the United States, in odd-numbered years, at the prestigious National Mall in Washington, D.C. Since 2010, the Solar Decathlon has also been organized in Europe in even-numbered years.


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NCTU UNICODE Team is a project team composed of faculty and students mainly from the Graduate Institute of Architecture, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.