The Solar Decathlon House is a unique solar-powered house, the result of a collaboration among students from Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany (FHE). It was presented as part of the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe competition in Versailles. The Solar Decathlon Europe is an international competition that challenges twenty collegiate teams to design and build sustainable homes powered exclusively by solar energy. Through an emphasis on synthesizing a high-design, low-cost concept, the students introduced the foundation for an innovative sustainable community to Versailles. The team is one of only two from the United States that competed.
Configurations at Solar Decathlon House include: