The Annual FREA Solar Tour of Titusville is conducted by the Florida Renewable Energy Association. This virtual solar home and business tour is part of the 25th National Solar Tour sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). Florida Renewable Energy Association (FREA) is the Florida Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society; we are incorporated as an educational non-profit promoting renewables in Florida.
Florida Renewable Energy Association’s mission is to promote the use of solar and renewable energy through public awareness, environmental advocacy, education and individual initiatives. FREA seeks to encourage environmental stewardship by enabling Floridians to build healthy communities and preserve natural resources for future generations without compromising opportunities for sustainable economic growth.
The Florida Chapter of ASES has been in operation since 1980 and its membership and activities reaches across Florida. Our members include engineers, environmentalists, students, professors, businessmen, doctors, lawyers, tradesmen, nature lovers and solar enthusiasts. Our passion for caring for the earth has brought together homeowners, businesses and schools to offer this “ Solar Tour of Titusville”. Learn more about us on our Website at CleanEnergyFlorida.org, our Facebook page at Florida Renewable Energy Association-FREA and on our YouTube channel.
You can help save the earth AND save money as the people on this tour have done. Of the many solar-powered buildings in Titusville, we have chosen 6 sites to display.
Our virtual tour stretches across town, beginning at the Titusville Welcome Center where Coast-to-Coast bicycle shop is housed. The next stop will be Apollo Elementary School, designated as an emergency shelter outfitted with solar and battery backup. Traveling across town, we’ll find St Frances Hospice and Titusville’s largest PV array at 250 kw. Heading back downtown, we’ll stop at Auto-be-Yours repair shop for a view of their rooftop array. Turning toward the river, we will pass the Crofton residence for a view of a residential roof-top array. The last tour site will be the Young residence located in the historic district where solar arrays are mounted on the back of the house and electric cars are parked and charged in the driveway.
We hope you enjoy the FREA 2020 tour and experience the excitement of going solar. Stay tuned for individual tours of each site just mentioned.