A solar house designed by students at Missouri University of Science and Technology has gotten solid marks in this year’s Solar Decathlon, but finishes 16th in the international competition.

About two-dozen students designed the house in Rolla and rebuilt it in Orange County, California for the contest.  Team spokesman Robert Folk says the 980-square foot house was built for flexibility and sustainability. He calls it “an adaptable living environment.” 

The ability of tenants to configure the house as they want it to be is why the team called it the “Chameleon House.”  It will be returned to Rolla and reassembled in a student housing area where other solar houses from previous competitions are in use.

 

link to photos of the house

 

http://www.solardecathlon.gov/gallery_missouri.html