Louisville Solar Tour 2017

When Oct 07, 2017
from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Starts at Cooper & Kings (1121 E Washington St)
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Louisville Solar Tour - October 8, 2016During the 10th annual Louisville Solar Tour, UofL employees and students who live in solar-powered homes will be opening their doors to give you a glimpse of our renewable energy future!

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:

Schedule Activity Location
9:30am – 11am Introductory Session
•  Solar 101 basic principals
•  Energy Efficiency
•  Financing
Register for Intro Session HERE

Cooper and Kings 1121 E Washington St Louisville, KY 40206
11am - 2pm Bus or Bike Tour
•  Depart from Cooper and Kings
•  Tour solar sites around the community
Register for Bus or Bike Tour HERE
1pm - 5pm Meet the Installers and After-Tour Celebration
Meet the installers and tabling by non-profits that promote sustainability
Apocalypse Brew Works,1612 Mellwood Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

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