Denver Housing buys student-designed solar house

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On April 30, 2018

The Missouri S&T Solar House Team competes in the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in Denver, Colorado, in October. Visitors to the solar decathlon tour S&T’s entry, SILO. The house name stands for Smart Innovative Living Oasis (SILO).

The Missouri S&T Solar House Team competes in the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in Denver, Colorado, in October. Visitors to the solar decathlon tour S&T’s entry, SILO. The house name stands for Smart Innovative Living Oasis (SILO). Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T has sold its SILO House, the 2017 Solar House Design Team project and the team’s entry in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Solar Decathlon, to the city of Denver. The house will serve as moderate- to low-income housing through non-profit organizations.

Following the Solar Decathlon, the competition’s host city – Denver – offered to purchase several of the competition houses, including Missouri S&T’s SILO House.

Missouri S&T’s house sold for $250,000. All proceeds will go back into the Solar House Design Team. Student team members at the competition made the final decision to sell the house in hopes of supporting future team endeavors.

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