The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Solar Decathlon officially kicked off today with a ceremony featuring recently appointed DOE Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette.

In a tweet following the ceremony, Brouillette said that President Donald Trump and Secretary Rick Perry support renewables, including solar. Brouillette also tweeted that he toured the Solar Village, which includes all the teams’ home entries and is now open to the public.

Had a fascinating tour of the #solarvillage at @Solar_Decathlon so much #innovation…good luck to all the participants #energy pic.twitter.com/W0YtNdqDLJ

— Dan Brouillette (@EnergyDepSec) October 5, 2017

Among the solar house entries making up the Solar Village is CRETE house — a concrete home built by the Washington University-St. Louis

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