Being A Solar Supporter

We are the Missouri S&T Solar House Design Team – a group of dedicated students and advisers working together to rise above the standards of the traditional housing market and prove that sustainable living is attainable for the average person. We aren’t just building a house, we’re building a lifestyle. Our project is a huge undertaking, especially for a group of students; it takes material and financial resources unlike any other experiential learning project.

We can’t do it alone. We are always looking for partners who share our vision and can help make these dreams a reality. We greatly appreciate all contributions to the Team and do our best to properly recognize our partners including placing your company logo or name on:

The team website
Competition t-shirts
Handouts distributed during tours of the house
A plaque that will be permanently and prominently featured in the house, both during the competition and when it returns to Missouri S&T for student housing and research purposes

The Team competes in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon – a biennial event that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate net-zero solar-powered homes. This competition draws worldwide attention from media affiliates and investors in the sustainability sector.

Events such as the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon allow visitors and potential customers to see the implementation of sustainable techniques and realize that this lifestyle is a reality for an ordinary person. As residents of the Midwest, part of our mission is to raise awareness of solar energy’s viability throughout our community, an area with high, but relatively untapped, potential for these systems.

This year, the Missouri S&T Solar House Design Team is building on the foundation of our five preceding designs. We have over a decade of sustainable design and construction experience and all our previous homes now function as on-campus student housing. With this unconventional design, we are implementing innovative systems developed by our team members. We also rely on guidance from industry professionals to elevate the project to new heights.

Join us. Partner with us.

Rise with us.

For more inquiries, feel free to contact our Project Manager: Luke Mueller

How To Become A Partner

There are two ways to become a partner:

  • Online: You can visit the schools donation website at
    Be sure to choose “Other” and type “Solar House Team” into the comment section below!
  • You can also simply send us a check in the mail!
    Checks should be made out to Missouri S&T with Solar House Team in the memo section.
The checks can be sent to:
Missouri S&T Solar House Design Team
1051 N. Bishop Ave.
116 Kummer Student Design Center
Rolla, Missouri 65409-1410

We could not complete this project without your support. Thank you!