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. Working from the ideals of independence and ingenuity, we have created a net-zero energy home that integrates renewable resources and innovative technology; a home that is adaptable, self-sufficient, affordable, and attractive. The Solar Homestead.
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