2019 Local Solar Tour
KY Home Solar Tour
Local solar tour details
Saturday, October 5, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Local solar tour

About this local solar tour

Participants will find information, inspiration and incentives to check out solar energy and other energy-conscious ideas. Special gift for those who pre-register.

The tour starts at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Join us from 10 am -noon for informational displays, door prizes and demonstrations, EV viewing and rides, consultants, even a "solar" airplane. You can enjoy a few presentations, and ask questions from consultants, maybe schedule a site visit from an installer. Then pick up your tour map and head out on your own to visit some other solar-equipped homes in the area.

Included in the Tour:
Roof-top solar in an historic district
Ground-mounted systems
Passive solar home
Electric vehicles powered by solar energy
Energy savings and alternative energy programs
Battery storage updates
Energy-efficient retirement home
--even a solar airplane (glider) and modern composting toilets!

Schedule of events:
- 10 am -noon at Nazareth
--- Information booths about energy topics, organizations and installers
--- Evolve Ky offering rides in Teslas and other Electric Cars
--- Ten-minute Talks:
----- 10:15 John Cotten, Wilderness Trace Solar – Battery storage now and in the future
----- 10:35 Gary Watrous, architect—Energy efficient building design
----- 10:55 Tom “Fitz” FitzGerald , director of the Kentucky Resources Council – Going solar in KY
----- 11:15 Rachel Norton, residential energy specialist – Solarize, a way to leverage a significant group discount
----- 11:35 Susan Gatz, SCN -- Energy and Sustainability initiatives at Nazareth
----- 11:55 Maggie Hettinger, pilot – Flying Solar

- 11:30am – 3pm Open Houses hosted by local homeowners Matt and Carmel Bowman, Theresa and John Hundley, Pat Whelan and Jayme Haslam, Mike Zoeller and Dr. Lida Oxnard.
Pick up a map at Nazareth.

What is a local solar tour?

A local solar tour is a group of multiple solar open house events being organized together in a particular community or area. Some local tours may be guided or require a ticket to attend, while others are self-guided and free. Local tours can be organized by non-profit organizations, individual volunteers, and solar installation companies.

This event is free and open to the public - everyone is welcome to attend. Whether you are a solar owner, completely new to solar, or somewhere in between – this event is for you.

RSVPs for this local tour are closed

Solar open houses on this tour