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The Solar House

The Engineering Place at the NC State Solar House and Garage Classroom is an authentic K-20 research and educational facility showcasing clean, reusable, energy-efficient living in Raleigh, NC.

Located on the NC State University campus, this 4,000 square foot complex offers a unique place for students, parents, teachers, and the public to learn about and experience smart sustainable technologies.

Photo of front side of the NC State Solar House
NC State College of Engineering Solar House in Fall 2021, 1201 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606.

Solar House Fridays

Spring 2022 Schedule

Join us at The Engineering Place Solar House for Solar House Fridays! Parking is free and readily available.

To register for a spring event, click here!

Friday, February 4K-12 School Visit – (FULL)10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, February 18K-12 School Visit – (FULL)10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, March 11Solar House Showcase 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spring Semester Solar House Program Schedule

Solar House Videos

Watch our virtual tour and construction videos!

Solar House Virtual Tour, 2020.

Watch the video of The Solar House Construction!

Dedicated and opened to the public in 1981, the Solar House at NC State University is one of the most visible and visited solar buildings in the United States. Over the last two decades, more than 250,000 people from around the world have toured the facility.

This video was pulled together using photos that were taken during the construction of the house.


Construction video of the Solar House in 1981

Construction Video of the NC State Solar House, 1981.