2008 Minnesota Solar Tour
If you haven’t decided what you want to do yet this weekend and you have an appreciation for earth-friendly home improvements, you could be in luck. The 2008 Minnesota Solar Tour may be the perfect event for you. Put together by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES), the Minnesota Solar Tour is a self-guided, public tour featuring 70+ exemplary homes, businesses, and institutions that have incorporated renewable energy into the design and operation of their buildings.
This is an excellent opportunity local residents to find out how their neighbors are lowering their energy bills, creating energy independence, and taking their own personal steps toward addressing global warming. This event also offers people who are interested in solar and other renewable energies to view installations and talk with building owners, builders, architects, and planners about their experiences.
What can you expect to see on the Minnesota Solar Tour? There will be geothermal heat pumps that use heat from the earth, wind turbines that create energy as they twirl in the wind, and as expected, many forms of solar energy.
The 2008 Minnesota Solar Tour event is this Saturday, October 4th. The homes, businesses, and other buildings participating in the tour will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Click here to view details and maps of this year's Minnesota Solar Tour sites.