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Friday, October 3, 2008

Homes & businesses open for solar tours, October 3-4

Dozens of Milwaukee area and southeastern Wisconsin homes and businesses will be open for public tours during the state-side solar tour, October 3-4:

Dusty Acres, Adell, Sat
Dunham Farm, Burlington, Sat
Camp Dewan, Burlington, Fri
Sebern Home, Cedarburg, Sat
O'Leary Plumbing & Heating, East Troy, Fri
Arley Uhrig Home, East Troy, Sat
Fields Neighborhood, East Troy, Sat
Kochis Residence, Franklin, Sat
TDL Electronics, Franksville, Fri + Sat
Bantz/Gurzynski Residence, Hartford, Sat
Selestow Dome Home, Menomonee Falls, Sat
Krepel Residence, Milwaukee, Sat
Liberty Tax, Milwaukee, Fri
Amaranth Bakery & Cafe, Milwaukee, Fri
Coles Home, Milwaukee, Sat
Urban Ecology Center, Milwaukee, Fri + Sat
Hot Water Products, Milwaukee, Fri
Sherman Perk, Milwaukee, Fri
Future Green, Milwaukee, Fri
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Milwaukee, Fri
Art of Dentistry Ltd, Milwaukee, Fri
AUR Solar, Milwaukee, Fri
Dominiak Home, Milwaukee, Sat
Hunter Home, Milwaukee, Sat
Hess Home, New Berlin, Sat
Power Control, New Berlin, Sat
Pinehold Gardens, Oak Creek, Fri
Pauc Home, Oak Creek, Sat
Delafield Solar Home, Pewaukee, Sat
Lagerman-Mann Residence, Plymouth, Sat
Eco-Justice Center, Racine, Fri + Sat
The Johnson Foundation, Racine, Fri
Mueller Home, Shorewood, Sat
Anderson Home, Slinger, Sat
Krall Home, Slinger, Sat
Rudolf Home, South Milwaukee, Sat
Teko Mechanical Inc., Waukesha, Fri
Toman Home, Waukesha, Sat
GE Healthcare, Waukesha, Fri
Johnson Home, Wauwatosa, Sat
Richter & Carsner Home, West Bend, Sat
Bruggink Residence, West Bend, Sat
Beine residence, West Bend, Sat

The tour demonstrates that renewable energy is practical, reliable and a realistic choice for home and business owners. Tour sites are owned, lived in, and worked in by ordinary people. They are helping others open the door to renewable energy.

Although it is officially called the Wisconsin Solar Tour, sites include all sorts of renewable energy technologies and other innovative features. On the Wisconsin Solar Tour you can see:

Wind and solar (PV) electric systems
Solar thermal and solar water heating systems
Green building construction and passive solar design
Energy efficient heating technologies
Energy efficient appliances
Environmentally friendly landscaping
And more!

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