Archives for August 2012

Work day and meeting with Tom Wilson

The team had a great time meeting with one of our professional advisors, Tom Wilson.  A few members were able to give him a tour of the Solar VIllage so he could see all of our previous houses.  We then had a very productive meeting with him in the SDELC.  He had a chance to look over our plans for the Chameleon House and suggest things to help improve the design based on his experience in working on many other projects.  It was great to be able to meet him and his advice along with the rest of our advisory panels will help this be our best house yet.

After Tom left all of the team leads were able to meet and work on the budget and our scheduled for building the house.  It was a very productive meeting for all of the leads and we all got a lot of work done.  Overall it was a very productive day for the team.


Thanks for making the Groundbreaking an Awesome Event!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the groundbreaking on friday and making it a great event.  We had a lot of amazing people come and all of the members of the team enjoyed getting the opportunity to talk about what we are up to with the 2013 Solar House.  We also got to give tours of all of our previous houses to people in the community who are interested in what we are doing.  The most exciting part of the day was defiantly the groundbreaking at the end.  We got to hear speeches from Dr. Hirtz who was representing the SDELC at the event, the chancellor of the Missouri S&T Dr. Schrader, Mr Pickerill who is the teams main advisor, and our project manager Emily Vandivert.  Overall it was a great event, and a great start to the building of our 2013 Solar House! 
If you want to see more pictures you can see all the pictures from the event on our teams Facebook page in our Groundbreaking Album. Also while you are there you can check out the rest of our pictures and like our page to keep up to date on all of our activities.

2013 Solar House Groundbreaking


This Friday, August 10th the team is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony and a “solar social”.  The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at our build site on 10th Street in Rolla – on a portion of the property used for Missouri S&T’s golf course.  There will also be solar village tours given from 2:30-3:30 p.m. before the groundbreaking ceremony.  We are very excited to break ground on the project so we can begin on our work towards the 2013 Solar Decathlon.  The team is currently finishing its new designs and will soon begin building the 2013 solar house.  We hope to see you all there!