The university’s award-winning Solar Decathlon project, WaterShed, has a new home.
The Washington-area utility provider Pepco purchased the solar house last week for an undisclosed sum. The house will be moved to a Montgomery County facility, officials recently announced.
After winning the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in October, the house was placed on display and then moved back to College Park. The team considered offers from various sources before finally deciding to sell to Pepco.
The house, which is completely solar powered, takes advantage of recycled water to be energy-efficient. The combination of energy efficiency and beauty spurred Pepco’s interest in the house.
According to a university press release, the house will serve as an educational facility for the public.
— Fola Akinnibi