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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tours of green, renewable homes coming this weekend

From an article in the Wausau Daily Herald:

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association is sponsoring its annual Wisconsin Solar Tour this weekend.

The tour showcases businesses and homes that are energy efficient, sustainable or are powered with renewable energies.

Organizers expect a big turnout this year as more and more people are looking to make energy efficiency upgrades to their homes and look to alternative energy. On top of normal grants given out by Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is giving additional tax incentives — typically up to 30 percent — to people doing such projects.

There are several Marathon County businesses and homes participating in the tour. For a complete list visit the-mrea.org.

The business portion of the tour is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Home tours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

If you’re in the Stevens Point area this weekend, Wisconsin Public Service, in conjunction with MREA, is sponsoring guided bus tours of local solar homes and businesses as part of the annual Wisconsin Solar Tour.

More information and registration details here.

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