Monday, June 8, 2009

American Solar Energy Society home tour to include San Antonio, October 3 & 4 2009

From Christine Chapa of Solar San Antonio comes this information:
The American Solar Energy Society National Solar Tour is the largest grassroots solar event in history. Tour homes and buildings to see how your neighbors are using solar energy to reduce their monthly utility bills -- and how you can too.

Last year close to 140,000 attendees visited some 5,000 buildings in 3,000 participating communities. Now in its 14th year, this event is coordinated nationally by the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society. It takes place annually during the first Saturday in October in conjunction with National Energy Awareness Month.

An increasing focus of the tour is on energy-saving techniques and sustainability through building design, energy efficient appliances, and use of green materials during remodeling. Tours also provide helpful, real-world examples of costs and how to save money with federal, state, and local incentives,

Ultimately the tour inspires people across the nation to make sustainable energy choices that help lower costs, support energy independence, protect against power outages, and reduce carbon emissions. We invite you to join the renewable energy revolution by participating in the ASES National Solar Tour.

2008 marked the first year San Antonio participated by featuring ten homes and buildings in Bexar County. Participating 2009 San Antonio locations will be posted soon.
Sounds great! Be sure to mark your calendars. You can indicate your support for the event by your RSVP on the event's Facebook page.

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