The Solar Village is one of a kind. After competition, our team brings each house back and gives it a permanent home on our campus at the Solar Village. The village is used for student housing, research, and public outreach.
The 2009 Solar House was based on the concept of Expanding Horizons. This home features the Chameleon Home Automation System, the system that the 2013 Solar House is being based around.
The 2002 Solar House was Missouri S&T’s first ever solar house and competed in the first ever U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The home was based on the Missouri prairie style home as the team wanted the house to fit in with other Missouri homes and not stick out as a solar house.
The 2007 Solar House was the Solar House Team’s highest placing home. The current tenants include Dr. Oerther, a professor at Missouri S&T, and his wife, two children, and dog.
The 2005 Solar House was based off the architectural designs of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Golden Ratio. This house placed first overall in the energy balance competition.