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, September 29, 2011

Appalachian State Places 3rd Place in Architecture Contest!

We are pleased to announce that
 The Solar Homestead has placed 3rd in The Solar Decathlon 2011's architecture contest! 

We couldn't be more proud of our team for this amazing achievement. We overcame huge obstacles in order to excel in this contest, especially due to the fact that Appalachian State University does not have an accredited architecture program. Instead the students of our Building Science program, within the Department of Technology, along with help from the rest of our team, were given the opportunity to step up to the plate and truly shine.

It's great to be a Mountaineer!!

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