Nusun Solar, a manufacturing company that builds and assembles next generation crystalline silicon photovoltaic panels, is set to be the kick off location for the Columbus/South of Indianapolis Solar Tour, coordinated nationally by the non-profit American Solar Energy Society
The ASES National Solar Tour is the world’s largest grassroots solar event. The national event offers the opportunity to tour innovative green homes and buildings to see how one can use solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies to reduce monthly utility bills and help tackle climate change. More than 165,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities across the United States.
In conjunction with National Energy Awareness Month and Indiana Renewable Energy Association (INREA), the event is slated for: Saturday, October 1st, 2011 from 10:00am – 3:00pm at 4 different locations throughout the day.
The first stop is Nusun Solar, where attendees will tour the facilities 15kW commercial Solar PV roof installation, and get a hands-on presentation of the materials that go into a solar module. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend this educational experience.
In addition to the Nusun Solar facility, this year’s tour will also feature the opportunity to visit Bartholomew County Rural Electric Membership Corporation, a utility interconnected residential installation in heart of Columbus, and a utility interconnected residential installation with battery back-up in Bargersville, IN.
The event is designed to introduce Columbus and other South of Indianapolis residents the solar technologies being used to 1) slash monthly energy bills, 2) improve property values, 3) realize rich tax credits and 4) reap cash incentives as they 5) assert their energy independence and 6) create a cleaner community. The tours afford participants the direct perspectives of business owners, homeowners and installers about the costs, processes and economic and environmental benefits of going solar, while also providing a glimpse at how a variety of solar systems look in and around structures with different architectural styles.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get involved and be inspired in the renewable energy revolution in your community.
Date: October 1, 2011
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
7440 International Drive
Columbus, IN 47201
10:00 - 11 Kick off at Nusun Solar
(Solar Module Manufacturer, crystalline Silicon) Columbus, IN
- Welcome from Nusun Solar CEO
- Hands on Presentation of materials that go into a solar module by Nusun Solar Design Engineer. Bring your kids.
- Tour of 15kW roof commercial installation [design/installation: Greenworks Energy]
-Bartholomew County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (Local Utility) Columbus, IN
12:30-1:30 Utility interconnected residential installation
- Tour of utility owned solar panels, wind turbine, and green building design [design/installation: Morton Solar and Wind and Force Construction Co.]
in heart of Columbus, IN
2:00-3:00 Utility interconnected with battery back up residential installation
- Tour of residential installation [design/installation: EcoSource]
in Bargersville, IN
- Tour of residential installation [design/installation: ECI Wind and Solar]
Registration and volunteer opportunities are now available!
Tour Fee: FREE & Open to the Public
Organizer's Phone: 765-914-7032