Tour Energy Efficient Homes, See Solar and Wind on Great Falls Tour

Join us in Great Falls on Saturday October 8th for our final energy tour of 2011. The tour begins at 10:00am at MSU – Great Falls with a tour of their 50 kW wind turbine which generates electricity and is incorporated into curriculum. Next up is a presentation on the Great Falls Armed Forces Reserve Center which has installed one of the largest solar installations in the state, a 58kW solar array.  John Palm of Bozeman Green Build will have solar modules on display and explain what has led to the base “going green”. The final stop on the tour includes two earth-coupled homes and an opportunity to learn about passive solar building techniques, home wind and solar renewable energy systems

Participants will learn how grants, loans, tax credits, and rebates can help pay for renewable energy projects and energy conservation upgrades. There will also be renewable energy installers and sustainable building experts on hand to answer questions about your own home or business.

The tour begins in classroom B137 at MSU – Great Falls, 2100 16th Ave S. at  10:00 am, the cost is $10 and includes lunch. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call the AERO office at (406) 443-7272 to pre-register.

Thank you to this year’s tour sponsors which include:  NorthWestern Energy, the Department of Environmental Quality, SolarPlexus, Sundance Solar Systems, the Montana Renewable Energy Association, and Carbon County Resource Council

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