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.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Governor Beverly Perdue visits the Solar Homestead!

Governor Beverly Perdue Shows Her Support!

On July 7th, Governor Beverly Perdue visited the Solar Homestead to show not only her support, but to demonstrate the support we are receiving from North Carolina as a whole. Accompanying her during her visit were Senator Dan Soucek and Representative Jon Jordan. They arrived at our head quarters eager to hear about all of the progress our team has been making! 

After a brief introduction given by our very own head of communications Dave Lee, it was on to the guided tour throughout the facility! Without hesitation Gov. Perdue put on an Appalachian State University colored hard hat showing even further her pride in our project and team.

Demonstrating a genuine interest in solar building, Gov. Perdue engaged in a steady discussion through out the tour involving all of the different aspects of our house design and the ways the average person can implement these ideas.

We would like to thank Gov. Perdue and everyone in attendance including, David Hall and Steve Linton from Deltec Homes as well as Brent Simmons from Mountain Lumber for their continued participation in our project! We know that with the foundation of support that has been set by our sponsors and officials that we will be successful in accomplishing our goals!

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