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Ashland Solar Tour

Ashland Solar Tour

October 11, 2008

Starting Location: Ashland Civic Center, 1175 East Main Street

Registration: $10 at http://activenet3.active.com/ashlandparks/ or North Mountain Park Nature Center.

Participation is limited to 100 people over age 12.

Contact: City of Ashland Conservation Division at (541) 552-2065

Find out how solar energy can be used to power and heat your home and water, and how homes can be more energy efficient, healthier and better for the environment. Participants will visit homes with solar electric, solar hot water, solar swimming pool heat, solar space heat, increased energy efficiency, healthier indoor air, and reduced environmental impacts. Learn about current technologies, and financial incentive programs to implement them.

The tour will begin at 9:00 AM at the Ashland Civic Center 1175 East Main St., and travel by buses to four home sites with a bring-your-own lunch stop along the way.

October is Energy Awareness Month. The Ashland tour is one of hundreds of events planned throughout the state and across the country to raise awareness about energy conservation and clean, renewable energy. The City of Ashland and Home Power Magazine sponsor the tour, for more information call the City of Ashland Conservation Division at 552-2065.