Tour of solar homes coming to South Carolina
September 21, 2009
The South Carolina Solar Council (SCSC) will be hosting its annual solar tour on October 3, giving the general public a chance to see how homeowners, businesses and non-profits are using solar power to slash energy costs, improve property values and utilize new government incentives.
Held from 1p.m. until 5 p.m., tours will take place in Columbia, Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Greenville.
According to Bruce Wood, chairman of the non-profit SCSC, the solar tour will provide an opportunity for homeowners and businesses in South Carolina not only to view available solar energy solutions but to discuss with neighbors, installers, business owners and energy experts the costs and practical benefits of going solar. While the tour has traditionally showcased residential solar projects only, the scope of the event will include solar solutions in other areas as well, such as commercial buildings.
In addition, informational solar workshops for residents will be held in the weeks leading up to the tour.
The workshop dates and locations are:
- Monday, September 21, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Myrtle Beach Solar Workshop at Coastal Carolina University Wall Auditorium
- Thursday, September 24, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Columbia Solar Workshop at the University of South Carolina Green Quad Learning Center
- Monday, September 28, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Greenville Solar Workshop at Furman’s Townes Center for Science
- Wednesday, September 30th, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Charleston Solar Workshop at Weight Watchers in West Ashley
About the South Carolina Solar Council
Since 2004, the South Carolina Solar Council has been the lead advocate for solar energy utilization in South Carolina. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the use of solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies across the state. www.scsolarcouncil.org