MORNINGSTAR SOLAR HOUSE

  • MorningStar Solar House
  • MorningStar Solar House
  • MorningStar Solar House
  • MorningStar Solar House
  • MorningStar Solar House
  • MorningStar Solar House
  • MorningStar Solar House
  • MorningStar Solar House
  • MorningStar Solar House
  • MorningStar Solar House
  • MorningStar Solar House

Overview

MorningStar Solar Home, built for the 2007 Solar Decathlon, creates a vision for 21st century homebuilding that encompasses communities of all cultures, climates, and incomes.

Engineered for transport to Washington, D.C., the home was first assembled at Penn State. During the decathlon, thousands of visitors toured the competing homes while the student teams used their homes to score points in ten decathlon contests including architecture, engineering, lighting, and marketability. The Penn State team scored fourth place overall in the field of 20 international universities.

At the close of the decathlon, students disassembled MorningStar Pennsylvania and transported it back to Penn State University, where it stands permanently for the benefit of the State College and Penn State Communities. Currently, the MorningStar sits at on Penn State's 9-acre Sustainability Experience Center site , where it is being developed into a Hybrid and Renewable Energy Systems (HyRES)lab.

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GREEN FEATURES

The following green features are included at this site:

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Eco-design Green building Solar energy Native landscaping Community Gardens Wind Energy

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