National Solar Tour Offers Energy Solutions October 1st

Solar Tours demonstrate how solar technology works, what it costs, and why it makes sense.

National Solar Tour - Saturday, October 1


A record attendance is expeceted at the 10th Annual National Solar Tour to be held October 1st throughout the U.S.

More than 60,000 tour participants will find out how to trim energy bills by harnessing the power of the sun. The tours include solar powered and energy efficient buildings, electric and biodiesel vehicles, and many green building strategies.

With over 43 states, hundreds of counties, and thousands of tour sites included, the 2005 Solar Tour is primed to make solar education history.

For further information and to find your local tour, visit www.nationalsolartour.org.

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Kipp & Zonen - DustIQ the novel soiling monitoring solution for solar panels

Kipp & Zonen - DustIQ the novel soiling monitoring solution for solar panels

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