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.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Visit From Congresswoman Foxx!

Representative Virginia Foxx Visits the Homestead!

Yesterday June 29, Congresswomen Virginia Foxx paid the The Solar Homestead headquarters a visit! It was her wish to come and see how far along our team is with construction and to show her support as well as interest in our participation in the Solar Decathlon 2011.

During her visit, our team was able to provide Representative Foxx with a full guided tour as well as some presentations that displayed the steps that Appalachian State University has been taking to become a more energy efficient campus. Rep. Foxx, along with Sen. Kay Hagan, was instrumental in helping to return the Decathlon back to the National Mall earlier this year, and we are extremely grateful for her support. 

The Solar Homestead team would like to thank Representative Virginia Foxx for taking the time to visit our headquarters and for supporting our project!

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