Winners of the 2023-24 Challenge

The SDI Finals 2024 were held on May 17 – 19 where the finalist teams of Solar Decathlon India 2023-24 Challenge presented their state-of-the-art net-zero and climate-resilient designs to the Division Jury, composed of experts from the industry. The teams presented their solutions with passive and active strategies to meet the cooling demand and proposed interesting innovations to achieve efficiency.

Division Winners

The finalist teams in each division pitched their projects to the jury in 20-minute presentations. Many teams impressed the jury with their innovative ideas and market-ready designs. Some of the projects that impressed the jury included integration of innovative products and technologies.


Runner Ups

Grand Winner

The Division Winners competed for the grand prize by pitching to the Grand Jury, composed of experts from the real estate and media professionals. The Grand Winner was Team Genesis from the Multi-Family Housing Division. Led by NMIMS’s Balwant Sheth School of Architecture with NMIMS’s Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering as the partner institution, the team proposed a promising and investment-worthy net-zero design for Bhagnari Co-Operative Housing Society Ltd.

Outstanding Faculty Award

This year Professor Amalan Sigmund Kaushik S from National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli was given the Outstanding Faculty Award for his tremendous support, guidance, and inspiration to Team Etheria.

Movie Awards

The teams also showcased their work in 3-minute long movies where they told their stories and communicated the value proposition of their projects. The teams competed for the Best Movie and the People’s Choice Movie Awards. The People’s Choice Movie Award was based on the number of likes the movies received on their YouTube videos.