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, September 30, 2011

The Solar Homestead Thanks YOU!

We would like to take time out to recognize and thank all of the people who've supported Appalachian State University's The Solar Homestead!  We've gotten such a tremendous amount of support from our Appalachian family and all of your personal visits to our "home away from home" here in DC, notes, tweets, Facebook "shout outs" emails and calls have all meant so much to us!

The final results of the US Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon will be announced tomorrow, September 30st at 2:30pm.  You can find results at and well as following us at and on Facebook and Twitter.

ASU Chancellor Ken Peacock hanging out at The Solar Homestead with a couple decathletes
As we head into the final day of the contest, we are exhausted and excited, and we're riding the huge wave of the love and support from our Appalachian Family!  You have kept us going, and continue to do so here in the home stretch.

Today is the last day to vote for Appalachian's Solar Homestead in the People's Choice Awards - you can vote until 7pm tonight, so if you haven't voted, please consider doing so.  You can find the vote link at, and it takes only a few seconds!


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  3. Congrats. You guys did a great job with your solar homestead. Keep getting the word out and we can make a difference one home at a time.