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2018 Wood Stove Design Challenge

November 9, 2018 - November 13, 2018

The 2018 Wood Stove Design Challenge is a showcase and competition for advanced wood stoves with automated features and/or stoves that make electricity. It is open to the public from Friday Nov. 9 to Tuesday Nov. 13, rain, shine or snow. Location: On the National Mall, at 1160 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington DC near the Smithsonian metro stop. Orange and Blue lines trains stop at Smithsonian metro station.

Friday, Nov. 9 Open – 3:30 – 5:30. Guided tour at 4:00.
Saturday, Nov. 10 Open – 10:00 – 4:30. Guided tours at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00
10:30: demonstration of the Integrated Duty Cycle test protocol
1:30: demonstration of an electrostatic precipitator on a wood stove
Sunday, Nov. 11 Open – 10:00 – 4:30.
Guided tours at 10:15, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00
Monday, Nov. 12 Open – 10:00 – 4:30.
Guided tours at 10:15,12:00, 2:00 and 4:00
Tuesday, Nov. 13 Open – 10:00 – 4:00.
Guided tours at 10:15 and 12:00 2:30 – 3:30 Announcement of winners at Award Ceremony

What is there to see?

  • 12 next-generation wood and pellet stoves, equipped with sensors, on-board computers, wi-fi capability and stoves that produce electricity. Some stoves are already or about to be on the market and others are prototypes. Read blogs about the stoves here.
  • demonstrations of advanced stove testing equipment,
  • a stove outfitted with an electrostatic precipitator (ESP) from Oekosolve, a traditional Tulikivi masonry heater, and solar panels from Edge Energy to compare electricity output to thermoelectric wood and pellet stoves.
  • Visitors can also learn about installing and maintaining wood stoves, pairing stoves with solar PV, buying firewood, etc.

There will be regular guided tours and groups of 4 or more can arrange a private tour. There will also be an educational area with exhibits, demonstrations, and information. A panel of expert judges will be testing and assessing the stoves.



November 9, 2018
November 13, 2018


National Mall
Washington , DC United States + Google Map