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Solar tour to showcase benefits of solar energy

The Winter Sun Solar Tour on Jan. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. will offer participants an opportunity to observe four homes powered by solar energy.

January 14, 2016

by Staff

The Winter Sun Solar Tour on Jan. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. will offer participants an opportunity to observe four homes powered by solar energy.

The tour, which is presented by SmartPower and Solarize South Carolina, will stop at three homes retrofitted with solar panels and one new home constructed with solar shingles.

The tour is designed to highlight realistic solar options for general consumers.

The Winter Sun Solar Tour starts at the model home in the new Trailside community that is designed with Dow Powerhouse solar shingles to produce as much electricity as it consumes.

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During the tour, attendees can watch a live solar installation at one of the homes, while seeing two other finished rooftop installations at the other sites.

All stops on the Winter Sun Solar Tour are within 12 miles of each other, located north of Greenville, in the Berea and Travelers Rest areas. Light refreshments will be served, and attendees can sign up for a free solar assessment through Solarize South Carolina.

For more information, visit solarizesc.org/events/upstate-solar-tour.

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