University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Laura L. Hunt

Solar Decathlon Slideshow

Watch a slideshow on the Solar Decathlon project



Meltwater Fast Facts

  • Square footage: 775
  • Number of 200-watt solar panels: 28
  • Cost of house: $430,000 (not including transportation and reassembly costs)
  • Federal tax break from solar energy: $9,437
  • Total Wisconsin exemptions: $3,951
  • Annual payback from electric company: $375
  • Years to break even: 11




It's Your Choice

UWM's Solar Decathlon entry is also competing for a People's Choice award that is determined by text voting. You can vote for UWM by sending a text to 99503 and voting for HOUSE86.

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