August 30, 2010 -
Spend the first weekend in October seeing Solar energy in action! Kick-off First Friday, October 1st, in Krutch Park Extension by visiting the East Tennessee Solar Fair. You can talk one-on-one with local solar industry experts and companies and pick up a booklet and map containing all of the sites on the Solar Tour the following day.
On Saturday, October 2, start the day with a free educational workshop about solar energy at Ijams Nature Center. Following the workshop throughout the day, local homes and businesses that have already "gone solar" will be open for visitors on the self-guided "Solar Tour" to learn more about installed solar energy systems.
These events are held as part of the American Solar Energy Society's National
Solar Tour and is sponsored by the City of Knoxville's Solar America Cities Program, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and local solar industry companies and organizations. For more information, visit www.solarknoxville.org or email JTisinger@cityofknoxville.org.
Friday, October 1st
5:00 - 8:00 PM : East Tennessee Solar Fair - Krutch Park Extension
Saturday, October 2nd
8:00 - 9:00 AM : Solar 101 Workshop - Ijams Nature Center
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM : East Tennessee Solar Tour - Area homes and businesses
Free parking for the Solar Fair is available at all city-owned garages after 6PM.
Please respect the owners of the tour sites who graciously opened their homes and businesses for visitation on October 2nd. Please do not visit a site outside of the official date and time of the Solar Tour (October 2, 10am - 4pm).