Ohio Green Energy Tour

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CANTON, Ohio — Green Energy Ohio joins the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society and hundreds of solar-savvy installers and grassroots organizations throughout America to showcase more than 5,000 solar-powered homes, schools and businesses in Ohio and across North America for the annual National Solar Tour, the world s largest grassroots solar event.

Self-guided

This is the 10th year GEO has hosted the event in Ohio. Visit www.greenenergyohio.org/ost to build your own renewable energy and energy-efficiency tour based on your region, technology interests and time availability.

This year’s tour will focus on two themes: the business community (through Oct. 5) and homes and community spaces (Oct. 6-7).

Guided tour

Looking for a guided tour? Stark County will be hosting a free bus tour Oct. 6, that will include visits to seven locations in the county, including sites that showcase geothermal and energy efficient features, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind turbines.

The tour will commence at 9:30 a.m. with scheduled return by 4:30 p.m. Transportation will be provided by SARTA, using one of their new hybrid buses. All tour members will meet at the Stark State College, Business & Entrepreneurial Studies Center, 6200 Frank Ave., NW, in N. Canton. Free parking is available. Lunch will be provided at The Wilderness Center, sponsored by Dovetail Solar and Wind.

Registration

This tour is free and open to the public. However, reservations are required. To reserve a seat, register at 2012starkcountytour.eventbrite.com, or call 330-453-7889. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For those not interested in the guided tour, open house tours throughout the county will be available Oct. 6-7. To find a site near you and additional information on location, times, and technology, visit: www.greenenergyohio.org/ost or call toll free 866-473-3664.

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    Humans build the structure to dwell in from variety of materials for their comfort and existence. These materials may have come from different sources such as the trees, elements underground, sand, stones and so on.
    All these materials require energy to operate the tools or create heat to alter them to be the finished materials in the process. Ironically, We also need energy to keep our dwelling warm in winter and cool in summer as well as household appliances to be operated. They all need energy to work for our well being. An energy allows us to choose the lifestyle that we prefer. So it becomes an important part of our lives. We cannot live on comfortably at any given time without it.
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