FLOVEA At The Solar Decathlon Middle East

The Solar Decathlon Competition was created in 2002 by the United States Department of Energy. It is a competition between different universities from all over the world to promote smart solar houses. Competitors must pass ten tests before they can build the house in competition during the final phase. In 2018, Dubai will host the 1st edition of the Solar Decathlon Middle East. FLOVEA is proud to announce that the company will participate in the Baitykool project operated by the university of Bordeaux. To us, it will be an opportunity to demonstrate the efficiency of our new intelligent concept: FLOWBOX Interactive. It is a hydraulic integrator that enables interaction between the user and its plumbing network and an easier monitoring of the household’s water consumption. The competition will evolve around the same grounds as the previous edition, but this year, the teams will have to adapt their projects according to the climate and behavioural habits of the Middle East. This region of the world is facing high humidity and high heat, but also sand particles in the air. Thus, techniques and results from the competition could contribute into improving the living conditions of the inhabitants, but also to encourage an eco-friendly lifestyle. The United Arab Emirates is intended to reduce by 10 % the consumption of water and annual electricity, thus increasing consumer awareness (according to a public statement by the minister of energy).

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