Wood Stove Design Challenge

The Wood Stove Design Challenge will be November 9-13, 2018 on the National Mall near the Smithsonian Metro Station, 12th and Jefferson Ave., SW, Washington DC.

The event is free and open to the public. Come and see experts conducting rigorous testing of the next generation of technology that can make wood stoves consistently cleaner, more efficient, easier to use and, like solar energy, a renewable source of electricity.

Ten teams will compete in two events: One is to automate the wood stove with 21st century technology like sensors and WIFI-enabled controls that improve combustion efficiency, reduce air pollution and improve ease of use. The second competition will focus on thermoelectric wood stoves that generate enough electricity to power everything from your cell phone to part of your home. During winter months, thermoelectric stoves can complement residential-scale solar power and battery storage systems by increasing electrical power output, especially in areas like northern United States, Canada and northern Europe.

The Wood Stove Design Challenge is modeled after the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Solar Decathlon, a competition between teams from universities worldwide to design more efficient and cheaper residential solar power.  The competition is funded primarily by the DOE’s Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Osprey Foundation.


On the National Mall at the Smithonisan Metro Station, 12th and Jefferson Ave, SW.
12th St and Jefferson Ave. SW
Washington DC Washington DC 20560

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