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Solar Home Tour in Blount County
October 7, 2017 @ 12:00 am - October 8, 2017 @ 12:00 am
National Solar Home Tour in Blount County is Oct 7-8th. Time to register now! This year we are celebrating our 25th year of presenting this educational, informative and entertaining tour which will take place on Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th. Among the things you will see are 5 different solar house designs: underground, straw-bale, dodeca-yurt, clerestory, and a conventional house retrofitted for solar. You will also see solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation, solar water heating, rainwater catchment systems, geo-thermal heating and cooling and a variety of garden styles and numerous ways you can weave energy efficiency, sustainability, resilient community and permaculture into your own situation. The tour involves short drives between some sites and about a mile total of walking between others. This is an all day event, starting at 9am and finishing around 4pm both days. There is a networking, brown bag lunch period at noon both days. Bring your favorite picnic lunch and mix, mingle and share ideas with a variety of interested and interesting folks in attendance. Four homes are wheelchair accessible and all can be accessed by vehicle for those requiring special assistance. We are limited on how many can attend, so be sure and REGISTER!