Annual Solar Homes Tour Rescheduled for November 10th:
Features 41 Sites County-wide
CA Center for Sustainable Energy’s Annual Self-Guided Tour
Affords San Diegans Opportunity to See Solar PV, Water Heating and
Solar Pool Heating Designs In Real-life
DIEGO, Calif. (November 2, 2007) — San Diego homeowners and fire
survivors looking to rebuild in the greater San Diego region
can talk with homeowners and installers about the benefits of
‘going solar’ and get a first-hand look at real-life solar
photovoltaic, solar thermal and solar pool heating systems by
participating in the 8th Annual Solar Homes Tour,
Saturday, November 10th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE), SunPower
and Pardee Construction, the self-guided residential tour
encourages San Diegans to
visit their choice of 41 homes County-wide to get the direct
perspectives of homeowners and installers about the costs,
processes and economic and environmental benefits of going solar.
It also gives San Diegans a glimpse of how a variety of solar
systems look in and around homes with different architectural
event is one of the largest solar residential tours in the United
tour – originally slated for October 27 -- was rescheduled for
November 10 due to the recent wildfires.
Several of those participating in the tour rebuilt their
structures following the Cedar Fires and will be sharing their
experiences with others looking to rebuild – and those who are
interested in making their existing homes more energy efficient.
Solar Homes Tour is one of four free events that comprise CCSE’s
Annual Solar Energy Week, designed to: 1) educate the public about
of installing solar technology, 2) encourage the adoption of
clean, renewable solar energy, and 3) help San Diego residents and businesses take
advantage of generous rebates and tax incentives for going solar.
tour demonstrates how eco-savvy San Diegans are harnessing the
sun’s power to cut energy costs, realize thousands of dollars in
incentives and create a cleaner, more sustainable energy
future,” stated Irene Stillings, Executive Director of the
California Center for Sustainable Energy. “In the history of San
Diego, there’s never been a better time to go solar,” she
more information and to view the list of homes and solar systems
available for touring, please visit the CCSE Web site at www.energycenter.org
-- or call CCSE toll-free at 1-866-SDENERGY.
CCSE is asking that those interested in touring
participating homes visit sites only during the appointed times:
10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
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California Center for Sustainable Energy is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to fostering
public policy and programs to facilitate the adoption of clean,
reliable, sustainable, and efficient energy technologies and
is the only non-profit in the state to administer the California
Solar Initiative (CSI). CSI is a $2.1 billion, 10-year state-wide
program designed to provide rebates to homeowners, businesses and
public agencies who deploy solar technology. CCSE is providing
nearly $223 million of the allocated $2.1 billion to qualifying
businesses, governments, homeowners and non-profits who go solar
within the San Diego Gas & Electric Service Area.