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AMERICAN FORK -- Students from the Alpine School District got a lesson Thursday in the state's most abundant renewable resource -- the sun.
They left class to tour the Utah Solar Educational Park. They learned about how the sun can be used to do things like heat water or power homes, or even an entire city.
Levi Belnap, executive director of Utah Solar Energy Association said, "This solar park is an incredible opportunity for Utahns to learn about renewable energy. It's really a unique location where you can come and see all different types of technology in one spot."
The Utah Solar Energy Association will be hosting a statewide tour of solar facilities this Saturday. Anyone can tour the Solar Park in American Fork or a number of other developments in the state.
Solar 101 Education events Saturday, Sept. 25th include:
- Logan: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Campbell Scientific Facility (Solar Tour Site #26)
815 W. 1800 North
- Kaysville: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
USU Botanical Center (Solar Tour Site #19)
725 S. 50 West
- Salt Lake City: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
IBEW Facility (Solar Tour Site #13)
3400 W. 2100 South
Salt Lake City 84101
- American Fork: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
TRA-Mage, Inc Facility (Solar Tour Site #5)
1657 S. 580 East
American Fork 84003
Get more details here.