Free tour of solar equipped homes, businesses Saturday
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By David Pendered
More than 40 homes and businesses across metro Atlanta will open their doors Saturday to display their solar energy devices.
The self-guided tour will provide a rare, up-close glimpse of the technology that is expected to contribute to the nation’s response to providing energy through renewable resources.
The Georgia Solar Energy Association sponsored a preview tour Friday, giving about 25 persons a sneak peak at the technology that ranges from rooftop devices at a downtown warehouse and office building to the solar powered vehicle chargers at Atlantic Station.
Across the nation, more than $5 billion has been invested in solar technology, GSEA program director Joy Kramer said. Georgia represents less than 1 percent of that amount, Kramer said.
Atlanta Councilman Aaron Watson presented a proclamation to GSEA before joining the tour. The proclamation, which is to be formally presented at Monday’s city coucil meeting, commends GSEA for its commitment to ensuring Georgia’s energy future.
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