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|From: Florida Neighborhood Cohousing (flneighborhoodcohousingyahoo.com)|
|Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 15:45:59 -0700 (PDT)|
WELCOME TO YOUR GUIDE TO THE CENTRAL FLORIDA SOLAR TOUR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2006 Below is information on how you can attend the 2006 National Solar Tour in the Central Florida area. On Saturday, October 7th, thousands of solar-powered homes and buildings in 44 states will be open for public tours as part of the 11th annual American Solar Energy Society?s National Solar Tour. Here in Central Florida there will be ten homes available at seven different sites. The National Solar Tour offers an opportunity to see how your neighbors are putting reliable solar power and other energy efficient technologies to work. Come meet the homeowners and see how they have made solar energy a part of their lives. Learn how the important new Florida rebates and a 30% Federal Tax Credit can help you do the same. The Tour This is a self-guided tour. Below is a list of the homes that are on the tour with their addresses and links to Mapquest directions. We recommend you choose the home or homes you would most like to visit. Download the Mapquest map and directions and just show up within the times listed on Saturday, October 7th. The homeowners will meet you and be available to talk about their solar systems. There will also be a solar contractor or other representative of the solar industry at each site to help answer technical questions and provide information on the current government incentives. The homes will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To give our hosts an opportunity for a lunch break, we ask that there be no visitors from 12:30 to 1:30. Maps and Directions We recommend that you take the time to review each map to your selected sites before heading out on your tour. Take advantage of the zoom option in Mapquest to obtain the detail you may need. You may also want to insert a different starting address to get directions that better suit your driving route. Print the map and directions along with the additional information below to take with you. When you get near the location, look for a bright orange Solar Tour yard sign. There will be one in front of each home. The 2006 Solar Home Sites Santiago residence 633 Quail Lake Drive, Debary Map and directions Solar features: 3.5 kilowatt photovoltaic system, solar hot water, solar pool heater, solar skylights Industry consultant: Solar Direct Lu residence 1728 Carlton Road, Longwood Map and directions Solar features: 3 kilowatt photovoltaic building-integrated system, straight grid-tied Industry Consultant: AllSolar Services Wagner residence 195 Holderness Drive, Longwood Map and Directions Solar features: 1.2 kilowatt photovoltaic system, solar hot water Industry consultant: Solar Ray Smith residence 1690 Oneco Avenue, Winter Park Map and directions Solar features: solar hot water, Energy Star home (meets high standards in energy efficiency) Industry consultant: Rob Smith (certified energy rater) Stonerock residence 1306 Woodland Street, Orlando Map and directions Solar features: 5.4 kilowatt photovoltaic system, grid-tied with battery backup, 2 solar hot water heaters, solar pool heater Industry consultant: Orlando Utility Commission Nixon residence 315 Thornton Lane, Orlando Map and directions Solar features: 6 kilowatt photovoltaic system, grid-tied with battery back-up, solar hot water Industry consultant: AllSolar Services The Solar Neighborhood - A Cul-de-sac in Keystone Pointe in St. Cloud Villamil residence, Jackson rersidence, Devriendt residence, and Bellucci residence 3118, 3119, 3120, & 3121 Keystone Pointe Court, St. Cloud Map and directions Solar features: all homes have builder-installed solar hot water Industry Consultant: AllSolar Services Additional Information Click on the links below to download more information to assist you on your Solar Tour. 2006 Central Florida Solar Tour Guide Solar Electric Basics Solar Hot Water Basics Rebates and Tax Credits for Solar Energy If you have any questions or comments regarding the tour, please call (352) 241-4733 or email us at info [at] cleanenergyflorida.org. Open House at the Florida Solar Energy Center on October 6th On October 6, the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) in Cocoa will open its doors to the public as a part of the National Solar Tour. Tours have been scheduled on the hour from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. FSEC is a research institute of the University of Central Florida, located at 1679 Clearlake Road on UCF?s Cocoa campus, shared with Brevard Community College. Tours will last about 50 minutes. Visitors will have an opportunity to explore the Energy Center and its many energy-saving strategies. The building is one of the most energy-efficient commercial buildings in the United States. Tour guides will point out how easily many of these features can be adopted by homeowners and businesses to make their buildings more energy-efficient. Visitors will be given an insider?s view of the wide range of research projects conducted at FSEC on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, Buildings and Energy Efficiencies, Environment, Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal and Alternative Transportation Systems. The Energy Education Department will conduct hands-on experiments. Visitors with groups larger than 10 are asked to contact the Energy Center prior to October 3 to make special arrangements for their groups. (Call FSEC Public Affairs Office at (321) 638-1015.) The Florida Solar Energy Center is the largest and most active state-supported energy research center in the country. Current research activities include solar water and pool heating, solar electric and distributed generation systems, energy-efficient buildings, alternative transportation systems, hydrogen fuel, fuel cells and other energy areas. For more information about the center, visit www.fsec.ucf.edu. 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