The National Solar Energy Tour of the American Solar Energy Society will return to Northeast Ohio from October 6th to 8th, offering visitors the opportunity to learn about renewable energy systems and electric vehicles. The tour will feature an Electric Vehicle Rally on October 6th, where Classic Auto Group will showcase electric cars and Laketran will display an electric bus. Attendees will have the chance to speak with electric vehicle owners about their experiences.
The tour will include a guided bus tour on October 6th, starting from the Willoughby Senior Center and visiting various sites in Lake and Cuyahoga counties. On October 7th, another tour will depart from the Mentor Senior Center and visit renewable energy sites in Mentor and Painesville. Additionally, there will be open houses throughout the area, providing more opportunities for visitors to learn about the benefits and installation of renewable energy systems for homes and businesses.
The tour is sponsored by Classic Auto Group and the Robert and Laurel Weinberg Family Foundation. Its purpose is to raise awareness about energy efficiency and electric vehicles. In the past decade, the installation of renewable energy systems in homes and businesses has significantly increased as the costs of solar panels have decreased. This has made these systems more affordable and has reduced the payback periods from decades to just a few years.
Participants in the tour are encouraged to consider the option of combining an electric car with a home solar array. This combination allows the vehicle to run on free solar energy, eliminating the need for gasoline, oil changes, maintenance tasks, and emissions tests.
The tours are free and include a complimentary lunch. Reservations can be made by contacting Valerie Garrett. There are still plenty of seats available.
For more information about the tour, please visit the National Solar Energy Tour website.
Source: American Solar Energy Society, Classic Auto Group, Robert and Laurel Weinberg Family Foundation.