Teams are getting ready, getting set and preparing to go when the Solar Decathlon begins on the Mall on October 9th.

There will be no poles to be vaulted or shots to be putted in this decathlon. Instead, the Solar Decathlon brings together 20 colleges and university teams from around the world in a competition to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house.

Along with house tours, educational exhibits and workshops on solar energy and energy efficiency will be offered. See events schedule here.

Which reminds us to Let the Sunshine in!