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E-M:/ Solar Home Tour, Oct. 5th in Southwest MI



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National Solar Home Tour Featured Locally in Southwest Michigan
Saturday, October 5th, 10 AM - 4 PM

The tour this year includes two exceptional homes in the Hastings area, and a machine tool shop (also in Hastings) that is powered by 3,000 watts of solar and wind energy.  A passive solar home in Kalamazoo with an 1800 watt solar array is new to the tour this year as is a home in Lawrence with a solar water heater and 900 watt wind generator.  The Fennville area will feature an active solar home and an alternative high school, which has a 1 kW solar array. A beautiful, new off-the-grid home in Bangor features passive solar design, masonry stove and a 1 kW solar array and wind turbine.  There will also be a passive solar home in Watervliet which features permaculture design principles, stone and cordwood masonry.

For more information and map, contact Tom Huber at Southwestern Michigan College at 1-800-456-8675, EXT. 1211 or by email at tjhuber@swmich.edu.

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