After successfully competing in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Iowa State University’s student-designed and built solar house has found a permanent home: Honey Creek Resort State Park at Rathbun Lake in southern Iowa. Read The Tribune‘s story and the Iowa State University news release.
In a story released on Friday, October 16, Popular Science credited Interlock House, Iowa State’s entry into the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon just finishing on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., with an R40 door–“almost a wall,” according to ME grad student Tim Lentz. Read the entire story here, and be sure to view the photo gallery!
In a related story from The Tribune, read about Iowa State’s 12th-place finish in the Solar Decathlon, one they’re proud of for a first attempt!
In addition, ecohome magazine had a story on the Interlock House.
Interested in where the Solar Decathlon houses go after the competition? Read a story in the Washington City Paper.
There’s also an article about the glazing used on glass for the houses in The US Glass News Network.