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Inaugural Fresno Solar Homes Tour

Date:
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Time:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Mark Stout
Location Details:
The central registration area is at the City of Fresno Municipal Services Center, 2101 G Street, Fresno, 93706. Most tour sites are located within 30 miles of the registration area.

Join your neighbors and community business owners for the inaugural Fresno Solar Homes Tour on Saturday, October 1. The self-guided tour provides a great way to learn about and experience solar technology firsthand.

Solar electric and hot water systems are becoming more common in the Fresno region. Many people are surprised to learn that we boast 500 solar electric systems. The Solar Homes Tour provides the public access to solar-powered homes and businesses, which demonstrate how solar works, what it costs, and why it may be a good choice for you.

• Meet neighbors who produce their own electricity.
• Watch electric meters spin backwards.
• Talk to solar designers and contractors.
• Find out about solar electric economics and return on investment.
• Go at your own pace; visit only what you’re interested in seeing.
• Tour the “Megawatt Mile” in downtown Fresno.

The City of Fresno is demonstrating its commitment to solar power by co-sponsoring the event along with the American Solar Energy Society, NorCal Solar, and the Great Valley Center.

Tour Basics

WHAT: Tour sites will feature solar electric, energy efficiency, and other green building features.
Participants receive a Tour Guidebook, a Solar Energy Resource Guide, and maps to the tour locations
at the central registration area.

COST: Online pre-registration until September 30 <http://norcalsolar.org/tour/fresno>, is $10 for up
to two people. On-site registration is $15.

Have a ride to share? Need a ride? Ride-sharing is highly encouraged and organized through SpaceShare. Visit <http://SpaceShare.org> to get connected and save gas!

Please do not arrive before or after tour hours. Homes are open only 10 AM–4 PM the day of the tour. Please be respectful of the homeowners. Enjoy and let yourself be inspired!

For other tour locations in Northern California, go to http://norcalsolar.org/tour and for a national guide to tours see http://ases.org/tour
Added to the calendar on Wed, Sep 7, 2005 11:43AM
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