February 14, 2013

Solar/Energy house tours starting up

I've liked the Green Houses tours, and reported on one. Having a lot of houses open on a weekend is great in many ways, but it kind of limits the conversations you can have and compacts them into a brief period.

I'm delighted that the Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition is setting up another style of tour, offering a conversation about one house project a month:

In February we will start our tour on Turkey Hill Road at an older home where the owners have tightened the house envelope and then installed ground mount solar panels plus a geothermal heating/cooling system. The whole nine yards. The solar panels run their lights and the geothermal pumps and also charges their electric car. FEBRUARY 19th, 7:00 pm, 301 Turkey Hill Road; home of Bob Armstrong and Betty Singer.

Photovoltaic installation
Photovoltaic installation on Turkey Hill Road.

This is just the first in a series, which will explore all kinds of home energy conservation and generation. It won't all be solar, though with the SolarizeTompkinsSE project getting underway, solar will likely be an important component.

Posted by simon at February 14, 2013 12:36 PM in
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