Solar Decathlon

We are VirTUe, a student team from the Eindhoven University of Technology. Follow us on our journey to the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018.
Please keep in mind that this site is still under construction.


Right now we live in an era where society needs to drastically change the way it uses its resources, and people need to be made aware of this fact. A healthy and sustainable world that is capable of producing enough energy for its consumption, that is not restricted by scarce resources and that is not impacting the climate is the ultimate goal. This is a challenging transition and many roads lead to this future. Our mission is to help navigate the way to a sustainable future. The focus is on helping humans change their habits in a sustainable manner, thereby tackling high-consumption problems down to its core.


The Solar Decathlon provides us with the amazing opportunity to act upon our mission and present our design solution on a global scale. VirTUe will put in our everything to make its design a reality. A design that can make the world a better place.

A design, where innovation starts.


Here we keep you up to date on our process

December 2016

Last Day

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: Team|

And that's it for this week! The group, which consists of Bauke Poelsma, Patty Jager Koen van Dijk, Michiel Derikx, Ellen van den Bersselaar and Puck ten Hoope, is returning to our beautiful country. What [...]

Day 5

By | December 19th, 2016|Categories: Team|

Today was the last whole day of the trip. The group went to the American University of Sharjah and to the Dutch Design District of Dubai. On arrival we noticed that not only Dubai exceeds [...]

Day 3

By | December 18th, 2016|Categories: Team|

The workweek starts again in the United Arab Emirates! And to make it to all appointments this Sunday the group had to split up. Ellen, Bauke and Michiel went to DEWA, while Patty, Koen and [...]

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