Interview: UofL Sustainability student Elliott Grantz & Wallace McMullen: Louisville Solar Tour
On this week’s edition of Sustainability Now!, your host, Justin Mog, steps in from the blazing sunshine for a chat with Wallace McMullen & Elliott Grantz who are co-organizing the Louisville Solar Tour this Saturday, Oct. 5th, 10am-4pm. This year's Tour will kick-off on UofL’s campus at the Speed School of Engineering in room 103 Ernst Hall (216 Eastern Pkwy). It begins with informative speakers, after which you'll get to tour solar-powered homes, businesses, and other facilities and catch 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! We will start with an opening presentation for context, and then climb in a bus to see various solar installations on site. Owners will explain unique and outstanding features of their solar systems on location. The bus will return to an ending party at Apocalypse Brewing. The schedule for the day is as follows:
- Pre-tour: 10am, Ernst Hall 103, kickoff and educational presentation (with Adam Edelen)
- Tour: 11:00am – 3:00pm
- Post-tour: 3:00pm, meet the installers and celebrate, Apocalypse Brew Works (1612 Mellwood Ave.)
Each tour site will offer information and perspectives from homeowners, businesses, and solar installers about the costs, processes, and economic and environmental benefits of going solar.
Wallace McMullen has been active for years with Solar Over Louisville and the Kentucky Solar Energy Society. Elliot Grantz is a Sustainability Masters student at the University of Louisville.
More information and tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-louisvil…ets-71011024887
Check out the Facebook Event at: www.facebook.com/events/2449221845350124/
And the Kentucky Solar Energy Society is at kyses.org/
As always, our interview is followed by your community action calendar for the week, so get your calendars out and get ready to take action for sustainability NOW!
Sustainability Now! airs on FORward Radio, 106.5fm, WFMP-LP Louisville, every Monday at 6pm and repeats Tuesdays at 12am and 10am. Find us at forwardradio.org
Source: Elliott Grantz + Wallace McMullen: Louisville Solar Tour (Forward Radio, Sustainability Now!, Sept. 30, 2019)