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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Golden Solar Tour Is This Saturday, Oct. 5th

[Published Oct. 3, 2013, in five Jefferson County weekly newspapers]

Golden’s annual tour of solar and sustainable homes is always on the first Saturday in October.

It starts with a reception and “Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Roundup” on Friday evening 4 to 7 p.m. at the American Mountaineering Center. The vehicles are outside on the street, and the reception is in the conference center at the rear of the building.

On Saturday is the tour of 14 homes, mostly in or near Golden, which demonstrate various kinds of solar and sustainable practices or installations.

Register at the American Mountaineering Museum, corner of 10th Street and Washington Avenue, receive the map, and take the self-guided tour. Visit each “green” home and talk with the homeowners and volunteers about the green features of each home.

Registration is only $5 to take the self-guided tour.

I have taken it upon myself to shoot and edit video tours of each of the 14 homes on the tour.  You can see those videos and the videos of last year’s homes (including my own) at www.YouTube.com/ GoldenSolarTour/.

The tour is co-hosted by Golden Earth Days and the Colorado Renewable Energy Society.

Enjoy… and learn!

 

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