SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support) will offer a do-it-yourself solar tour on Saturday, September 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The tour will include four stops, starting in Wayne County’s Damascus Township and ending in Dyberry Township. Participants drive their own vehicles to the sites, but upon registration, participants can opt in to energy-saving carpooling opportunities.
Each stop on the tour is an example of a do-it-yourself solar installation, a mix of roof and ground-mount systems. Discussion at each location will cover various aspects of installing a solar system, from financials and paperwork to the mechanics of installation.
“One of the things I like about this tour is that participants will get to meet people who took steps to learn how to put up their own solar systems, thanks to our SEEDS DIY Solar Workshops,” said SEEDS Chair Katharine Dodge. “They will share their experiences as well as a broad range of helpful information. So, whether you are interested in installing solar yourself or through a contractor, this is a great way to gain an understanding of the process.”
This tour is limited to 30 participants, so SEEDS urges anyone interested to not delay in signing up. A detailed itinerary will be sent after sign-up. To register, visit bit.ly/SEEDSDIYSolar.
The tour is free, but donations to SEEDS are always welcome. A mid-morning coffee break and a 1:00 p.m. picnic lunch will be provided.
SEEDS offers free solar assessments to members who live within the region. It offers this service to help homeowners avoid bad decisions and unscrupulous solar installers. To inquire about a solar assessment, email email@example.com.
One of the things I like about this tour is that participants will get to meet people who took steps to learn how to put up their own solar systems, thanks to our SEEDS DIY Solar Workshops. - SEEDS Chair Katharine Dodge