Louisville Solar Tour 2017
Oct 07, 2017
from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
|Where||Starts at Cooper & Kings (1121 E Washington St)|
|Contact Name||Wallace McMullen|
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This annual event provides real-life examples of how families and businesses are harnessing free energy from the sun in the River City to generate electricity, heat water & indoor spaces, and slash monthly utility bills!
Throughout the day you can tour a wide variety of solar-powered homes and institutions, including UofL's Phoenix House, headquarters of the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research. Visitors to the UofL site may also view nearby: the dual-axis solar tracking array atop Sackett Hall, and the Passive Solar Test Facility just west of the Brook Street railroad fly-over.
The tour begins at Copper and Kings, the Butchertown solar powered brandy distillery with a free information session led by experts describing the financial, social, and environmental benefits of using solar power. Speakers will also address how to obtain and finance solar power.
At 11am, tour participants will board a bus or join a group bike tour. The Solar Tour will then visit designated houses, churches and business locations featuring unique solar installations. On site owners or installers will present briefly at each location. The Bus Tour is limited to 40 participants, and costs $15.00. The bike tour is free and open to the public.
After touring, the participants will gather at Apocalypse Brew Works to celebrate solar energy and socialize. Food trucks, tabling and refreshments will be at this solar powered brewery to enhance enjoyment as we finish the day. Schedule:
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