A solar home designed by students from the University of Colorado at Boulder for the 2007 Solar Decathlon will be on display in Denver at the Democratic National Convention this August.

In October 2007, 20 colleges and universities worked together to display a “solar village” in the National Mall. Each of the homes was a Solar Decathlon entrant – homes designed to be off-grid and sustainable fully through solar power. The homes were judged in categories like lighting, engineering, architecture, and market viability.

The solar village that was constructed offered a variety of designs and self-sufficient technologies proving that it’s possible to build homes that are eco-friendly, relying on renewable sources of energy.