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Previously, we teamed up with Intermountain Wind and Solar (commonly known as IWS) to talk about Utah Solar Home Tour and the benefits of solar. You may have missed the first two rounds of the solar home tour, but you have one more chance to participate in this unique opportunity in your community.
Does solar energy really work in a home like yours? Does switching to solar energy really make sense financially? These are questions you may have asked recently.
There is no doubt that solar energy is a hot topic of conversation in the United States. The costs associated with solar have dropped dramatically, making it more affordable for any home or business owner.
In fact, in 2014 alone, over 24 million solar panels were installed in the United States — thousands of those panels were installed on homes here in Utah. This month, over 25 of these homeowners will open the doors of their homes so that others can experience solar firsthand. This is the first of two weekends of the Utah Solar Home Tour for Utah County. This is a perfect opportunity to learn more if you are considering investing in solar for your home.
These free home tours will be hosted by the Intermountain Community Solar Initiative and will be held this month and will allow guests to get answers about solar from people who actually use it in their own home.
Home solar tours
Friday, Sept. 11th (6-8pm)
Saturday, Sept. 12th (10 a.m.-Noon, 4-6 p.m.)
Friday, Sept. 18th (6-8 p.m.)
Saturday, Sept. 19th (10 a.m.-Noon, 4-6 p.m.)
For location information, click here.
Free online solar workshops
Wednesday, Sept. 9th (8 p.m.)
Thursday, Sept. 10th (Noon)
Wednesday, Sept. 16th (8 p.m.)
For more information about the solar workshops, click here.
"This is a great opportunity for people to go and see real homes in their communities that have solar, with real people and real power bills," Doug Shipley, CEO of IWS, said. "They can see producing solar systems and get an understanding of how it really works, that it works in homes just like theirs. It's not like the solar of the past."
The Intermountain Community Solar Initiative, a bulk purchasing program, was started two years ago by IWS, Utah's largest solar installation company. It travels from county to county throughout the intermountain west providing bulk purchase discounts and free educational workshops, both of which will be offered in conjunction with the home tour.
For more information and to register for the Free Solar Home Tour, visit UtahSolarHomeTour.com.