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Interlock House

How much does the Interlock House cost?

The total budget for the project including administrative costs, graduate student salaries, research, and transportation to Washington, D.C. is $740,000. The house itself costs $340,000. This figure includes the photovoltaic array as well as all of the furniture, appliances, landscaping and decking that will be presented with the house.

Where can I purchase a liquid desiccant dehumidifier?

The liquid desiccant dehumidifier is a student designed prototype. We do not know of a comparable product that is currently on the market.

Has Iowa State University participated in the Solar Decathlon before?

The 2009 competition will be Iowa State's first entry in the Solar Decathlon. We are also the first team from the State of Iowa to participate in the competition.

Major sponsors Iowa State University U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory