The Solar Homestead Solar Canopy

Fall 2011

The 19'x60' solar canopy  provides 100% of the energy needs for The Solar Homestead, which competed in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 competition.  The solar canopy has 42 innovative SANYO bifacial transparent modules.  This system serves as an example of how attractive and architecturally sensitive solar power can be.  The Solar Homestead won the People's Choice Award at the Decathlon along with many other outstanding awards.  The home is now back in Boone and awaiting it's new resting place, but for now it is at the Headquarters.  The team will be giving tours of the home soon.  Check back for updates. 

Contact Us

Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative

Daniel Johnson Chair 


Meagan Plowman, Vice Chair 


Problems on website?
Daniel Johnson, Webmaster