Food Maven Patrice Johnson reflects on preparing and hosting the final dinner party at the ICON Solar House.... more>
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
The University of Minnesora's Solar Decathlon Team is challenged to design, engineer, and construct a fully functioning, highly energy efficient, completely sun-powered house.
The ICON Solar House is rooted in the familiar shape of an American family home. We have modified the traditional roof line to create a solar gable form with the appropriate angles and surface area for solar collection in Minnesota.
All Appliances are Energy Star rated, incorperating technologies that use 10-50% less energy and water than standard models.