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2014 Solar Tour

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Solar Tour 2014

Using Solar Energy is not just about reducing harmful carbon emissions in your community’s air.  It’s also about reducing monthly energy bills, enjoying rich tax credits as well as cash incentives all while increasing the value of personal property.  2013 was a record year for solar production in our nation and Louisville families and businesses are taking part in this growing renewable energy source.  The 2014 Louisville Solar Tour showcases the solar technologies that your neighbors are using to reduce their energy demands in their homes and businesses.

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United States PV Solar installations by year. Click image for larger graphic.

The tour can be experienced in groups by bus, bike or as a self-guided tour.

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, warm and cool their homes, heat water and slash monthly utility bills.

Find out which destinations are on the tour this year by clicking here to see the 2014 Site Booklet. 

The 2014 Louisville Solar Tour also offers participants in-depth information and direct perspectives from homeowners and solar installers about the costs, processes and economic and environmental benefits of going solar. The tours also give participants a glimpse at how a variety of solar systems look in and around structures with different architectural styles.

Click the following links to find out more information on the different tours types.
Bus
Bike
Self-Guided

 

Bus

The bus tour is an informative and relaxing way to view many of Louisville’s solar installments during the solar tour.  This year’s bus will be led by Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light Executive Director Tim Darst.  Tim has been involved with the Solar Tour since the beginning and has enjoyed solar panels on his own home since 2007.  Historically focused on sites in the Highlands, the bus will be visiting Germantown to see the growing number of solar installations in that part of the city.  The bus will leave the APCD parking lot (at the corner of Barret and Breckinridge) at 12 PM and will return by 2 PM.  The cost for the bus tour is $20 a person.  Click here to reserve your seat.

Bike

You can visit many of the Solar Tour sites in a group by doing the community bike tour.  The bike tour is free to all participants and will also be leaving from the APCD parking lot (at the corner of Barret and Breckinridge) at 12 PM.

Self-Guided Tour

You can choose your own sites and do the tour at your own pace by taking the self-guided tour.  Start by downloading the 2014 Site Booklet and mapping out the solar destinations you would like to see.  The 2014 Site Booklet will be available very soon.

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