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Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California
October 8-18, 2015

Clemson University

Clemson University's Indigo Pine house placed sixth overall at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. The team earned second place in the Architecture and Communications contests and third place in Market Appeal.

Clemson University actually built two houses. Indigo Pine East, the team’s prototype house, remains where it was built in the South Carolina Botanical Gardens in Clemson, South Carolina. There, it is used as a research base for students and faculty and is also open to visitors.

Indigo Pine West, the house that competed in Solar Decathlon 2015, was in the process of being taken apart as of 2017. Its pieces are being used to build a new house dubbed IPD, or “Indigo Pine Pee Dee” at the Pee Dee Research Center. IPD will eventually be used to house Pee Dee researchers in Florence, South Carolina.

Photo of Indigo Pine at Solar Decathlon 2015. Enlarge image

Indigo Pine at Solar Decathlon 2015. (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Who: Clemson University
What: Indigo Pine
Indigo Pine East:
South Carolina Botanical Gardens
150 Discovery Lane
Clemson, SC 29634
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Public tours: The South Carolina Botanical Gardens are open every day, dawn to dusk, free of charge. See for more information.