The Solar Homestead is Appalachian State University's entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. Inspired by the pioneer spirit of the early settlers in the mountain region of North Carolina, we have designed a self-sustaining zero energy home.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Solar Homestead

Construction Update
The Solar Homestead crew has been very busy and hard at work since the end of spring semester, and with only three months to go until the competition; everyone is excited and continuing to do our best to get ready for the National Mall.

Joe Armstong and Dave Lee
We have seen some delays in our construction, but with many late nights, we have our house on an even better schedule! 

The construction team is now done drying-in the structure and we have only two more doors left to install!

We have been working simultaneously on plumbing, electrical and HVAC rough-ins. After inspections we will start weaving insulation between the staggered studs and working on finishing details.

Heather Kinsey - PV & Electrical Designer

The Solar Homestead's finished sections are being moved outside of the high bay and set up outside where we will level it out to set up the entire site.
John Arnaud and Trevor Hogan

Let us know what you think! Leave a comment and we can further our conversation. We would love to hear from you!

Also check back with us to hear about updates from the other Solar Homestead teams in our upcoming blogs!

-The Solar Homestead Team

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