U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon B-Roll Footage

Download b-roll from the Solar Decathlon, a competition in which university students create solar-powered houses, which are judged in 10 contests. All of EERE's b-roll is free to use and copyright-free.

B-roll is available for these topics:

Solar Decathlon 2013

Title: Award Announcement (MOV 530 MB)
Date: Oct. 12, 2013
Highlights from the final awards announcements; winning teams, houses and student sound bites; Solar Decathlon village and crowds of visitors.

Title: Opening Day (MOV 650 MB)
Date: Oct. 3, 2013
Running Time: 8:41 minutes
Highlights from the opening of Solar Decathlon 2013, including construction of the solar-powered houses, house exterior and interior shots, and sound bites from student competitors and from the podium during the official opening ceremony.

Solar Decathlon 2011

Event Overview

Title: Opening Day (MOV 1.8 GB)
Date: Sept. 22, 2011
Running Time: 7:00 minutes
Highlights from the opening of Solar Decathlon 2011, including timelapse construction of the solar village, house exterior and interior shots, all-team photo, ribbon-cutting to open the competition, and sound bites from the podium during the official ceremony

Title: Award Announcement (MOV 5.8 GB)
Date: Oct. 3, 2011
Running Time: 7:00 minutes
Highlights from the announcements of the first, second, and third overall winners, b-roll of the winning houses, sound bites from the winning teams, sound bites from Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and general solar village b-roll

Team-Specific Footage

Exterior shots and sound bites for each house in Solar Decathlon 2011.

Title: Appalachian State University (MOV 2.4 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 2:32 minutes

Title: Canada (MOV 2.8 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 2:59 minutes
Team from the University of Calgary

Title: Florida International University (MOV 2.1 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 2:09 minutes

Title: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (MOV 3.2 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 3:28 minutes

Title: University of Maryland (First Place) (MOV 3.5 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 3:48 minutes

Title: Middlebury College (MOV 3 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 3:10 minutes

Title: New Zealand (Third Place) (MOV 3.4 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 3:40 minutes
Team from Victoria University of Wellington

Title: The Ohio State University (MOV 2.3 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 2:27 minutes

Title: Parsons NS Stevens (MOV 3 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 3:39 minutes
Team includes Parsons The New School for Design and Stevens Institute of Technology, a team that also includes Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School

Title: Purdue University (Second Place) (MOV 2.7 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 2:49 minutes

Title: SCI-Arc/Caltech (MOV 3.5 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 3:48 minutes
Team includes the Southern California Institute of Architecture and California Institute of Technology

Title: Team Belgium (MOV 2.5 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 2:41 minutes
Team from Ghent University

Title: Team China (MOV 2.4 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 2:30 minutes
Team from Tongji University

Title: Team Florida (MOV 3.4 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 2:30 minutes
Team includes the University of South Florida, Florida State University, the University of Central Florida, and the University of Florida

Title: Team Massachusetts (MOV 2.4 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 2:33 minutes
Team includes Massachusetts College of Art and Design and University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Title: Team New Jersey (MOV 3.2 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 3:26 minutes
Team includes Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey and New Jersey Institute of Technology

Title: Team New York (MOV 2.8 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 3:00 minutes
Team from The City College of New York

Title: The University of Tennessee (MOV 2.4 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 2:30 minutes

Title: Tidewater Virginia (MOV 3.3 GB)
Date: Sept. 21, 2011
Running Time: 3:36 minutes
Team includes Old Dominion University and Hampton University

Solar Decathlon 2009

Title: Opening Day (ZIP 1.3 GB)
Date: Oct. 8, 2009
Highlights from the opening day of Solar Decathlon 2009. Includes the ribbon-cutting by Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, remarks from Secretary Chu, and sound bites from Solar Decathlon Director Richard King.

Title: Architecture Awards (ZIP 1.1 GB)
Date: Oct. 13, 2009
Highlights from the announcements of the architecture awards at Solar Decathlon 2009. Includes the announcement of the first-place winner, Team California, and the second-place winner, Rice University; footage of the winning houses; general solar village b-roll; and sounds bites from students and architecture experts.

Title: Winners of Solar Decathlon 2009 (MOV 2.4 GB) Download QuickTime.
Date: Oct. 16, 2009
Highlights from the announcements of the first, second, and third overall winners (Germany, Illinois, and California). Includes b-roll of the winning houses, sound bites from the winning teams, sound bites from Solar Decathlon Director Richard King, and general solar village b-roll.

Title: Construction Footage (ZIP 354 MB)
Running Time: 1:53 minutes
Miscellaneous construction on the National Mall with the Capitol Building in background.

Title: Construction on the National Mall (ZIP 456 MB)
Running Time: 2:24 minutes
Footage of the cranes and wide shots of the house construction on the National Mall.

Solar Decathlon 2007

Title: House Exteriors (ZIP 173 MB)
Running Time: 0:55 minutes
Solar house exteriors from Solar Decathlon 2007.

Title: House Interiors (ZIP 328 MB)
Running Time: 1:44 minutes
Solar house interiors from Solar Decathlon 2007.

Title: Solar Panels and Miscellaneous Footage (ZIP 159 MB)
Running Time: 0:50 minutes
Solar panels and miscellaneous footage from Solar Decathlon 2007.

Title: Visitor Footage (ZIP 158 MB)
Running Time: 0:49 minutes
People and houses from the National Mall. Includes the Capitol Building in the background.