ICON solar house for sale

The University's entry in the 2009 Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, ICON house, which took fifth place in the international competition, is for sale. A pre-purchase proposal meeting and site visit takes place Monday, March 29, 2010, at the University's ReUse Center. Interested buyers are required to submit a purchase proposal by April 12, 2010.

The 550-square-foot home was designed and built by a consortium of professionals and students in the Institute of Technology, College of Design, and College of Continuing Education. ICON house as a retail value of more than $550,000; the minimum bid on the house will be $200,000.

The house is currently disassembled and a $20,000 allowance will be offered by the University for consulting and assistance in assembling the house. More information on the purchase process is available online. Interested buyers can contact Chip Foster, foste048@umn.edu.