DENVER (CBS4) – This year’s Solar Decathlon was cut a little bit short due to lack of sunshine and a lot of snow.
The competition, which is open to the public, draws college students from around the U.S. and Europe to show off full-size homes they’ve built themselves.READ MORE: Denver Public Schools To Discuss Extension To School Year
The homes are judged on 10 criteria, including being solar powered and energy efficient.READ MORE: 11-Year-Old Boy Shot In Aurora Sunday Night
Organizers announced the competition would close on Monday. The homes will be back open for tours on Thursday through the final weekend.
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The first solar decathlon started in Washington D.C. in 2002.