The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is joining the non-profit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and hundreds of solar-savvy installers and grassroots organizations throughout America to showcase more than 5,000 solar-powered homes, schools and businesses for the 16th Annual National Solar Tour, the world’s largest grassroots solar event.
The event introduces solar technologies that reduce monthly energy bills, reduce harmful carbon emissions and improve property values.
“In the wake of one of the largest man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history, learning about clean, job-creating energy options that provide tax breaks, lower energy bills and cleaner communities for all of us is something Door County residents can do to address the addiction to fossil fuels,” said John Hippensteel of Lake Michigan Wind and Sun Ltd.
“The ASES National Solar Tour is bringing families and businesses real-life examples of how their neighbors are harnessing free energy from the sun to generate electricity, warm and cool their homes, heat water and slash monthly utility bills,” he said.
On Oct. 6, the MREA is organizing open house tours with hundreds of homes and businesses in the greater Midwest area.
For more information visit http://www.NationalSolarTour.org.