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SF Green Dad's Day Solar Tour - SolarDay 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Event Type:
John Reed
Location Details:
9:30 AM at Justin Herman Plaza
1 Market St., SF
10 & 11 AM Tours

Is Dad Green? Take him on a Solar Tour this Father’s Day.

Free Solar Water Heating Tour & Exhibit
Event Celebrates International Solar Day

More Information at:

WHAT: Free Solar Water Heating Tour & Exhibit. Biodiesel buses will shuttle participants to five sites.

WHO: Open to the public

WHEN: Sunday, June 21, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WHERE: Justin Herman Plaza

WHY: With rising energy costs and increasing environmental concerns, San Franciscans are searching for more information about renewable energy options. While solar electric has received a good deal of attention, solar water heating has been largely overlooked. The Solar Water Heating Tour & Exhibit will educate San Franciscans on how to turn their twin desires for lower monthly utility costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions into reality.

San Francisco - A Solar Water Heating Tour & Exhibit, designed to educate residents, businesses, multi-tenant building owners and non-profits on the advantages of solar water heating, will be held on Sunday, June 21. The free tour will visit five installations in the City—including homes, businesses and multi-tenant buildings—and will be held in conjunction with a Solar Water Heating Exhibit in Justin Herman Plaza. Biodiesel buses will leave at 10:00 and 11:00 AM on a first-come, first-served basis.

The tour will include information on solar water heating costs and incentive programs, installation, and environmental impacts. The event is part of Solar Day 2009, the first annual celebration of solar energy and its role in national energy independence, to be held on the first day of summer.

A typical household in San Francisco spends almost $1,000 a year on gas bills. With existing federal tax credits and a state-wide solar water heating incentive program on the horizon, solar water heating can be an increasingly attractive option.

“Water heating accounts for more than 4% of San Francisco’s total CO2 emissions,” said Jared Blumenfeld, Director, San Francisco Department of the Environment. “Solar water heating can help bring utility costs down while providing new green jobs, addressing climate change and ensuring a secure, local independent energy supply.” For more information visit

SolarDay 2009 on California Energy Commission websites:


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