Being a Solar Supporter
We are the Missouri S&T Solar House Design Team – a group of dedicated students and advisors 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 designing a house, we’re designing a lifestyle. Our project is a huge undertaking, especially for a group of undergraduate 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
- Our presentation slides during competition
- 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 – an annual event that challenges collegiate teams to design (and sometimes build) 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 designing a home for Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals – a community that is often overlooked when it comes to affordable and accessible housing. 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 and experienced partners to elevate the project to new heights.
Join us. Partner with us.
Rise with us.
For more inquiries, feel free to contact our President, Melorin Azimzadeh
How To Become A Partner
There are two ways to become a partner:
- Online: You can visit the schools donation website at https://givingtomst.missouri.edu/.
- Be sure to choose “Other” and type “Solar House Team” into the comment section below!
- Send a check to us in the mail
- Checks should be made out to Missouri S&T with Solar House Team in the memo section.
1051 N. Bishop Ave.
116 Kummer Student Design Center
Rolla, Missouri 65409-1410
We could not complete this project without your support. Thank you!