June 23, 2022

On 27 June from 3pm onwards, Utrecht University welcomes the Solar Butterfly to Utrecht Science Park. The Solar Butterfly is the world’s first solar-powered tiny home to travel around the world. Its wings are covered with 80 m2 of solar cells. In the upcoming four years, the Solar Butterfly team will visit 1000 projects in 4 years on 6 continents to interview sustainability pioneers and spread the word about their innovative climate solutions. As our ambition at Utrecht University is that we’ll lead the way to a more innovative and sustainable future, the campus cannot be missed in the itinerary of the Solar Butterfly tour!

The Solar Butterfly started its journey in Geneva in May 2022.

Practical information


It is possible to take a ten minute tour of the tiny house, talk to like-minded people and have a drink. 

For whom?

Everyone who’s interested!


Padualaan Parking, Utrecht Science Park.


27 June. The event will take place from 3pm to 4:30pm.   


Sign up here

About the Solar Butterfly

The Solar Butterfly is an initiative of Swiss Louis Palmer. In 2007 and 2008, he was the first person to circumnavigate the globe with a solar-powered car. But his mission doesn’t stop there. With the Solar Butterfly he again aims to raise positive attention for climate action.  On December 12, 2025 they plan to arrive in Paris for the 10 year anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement. Read more.

This event is an initiative of UULabs and Green Office Utrecht University.

Start date and time           27 June 2022 - 15:00

End date and time             27 June 2022 - 16:15

Location                             Padualaan Parking


Source: Universiteit Utrecht