The 18th Annual Eco-Solar Home Tour will be held on June 3 – 4, 2017 in Edmonton.
The Eco-Solar Tour is an organization that organizes free open house style tours of homes and businesses that display practical and timely examples of sustainability including: renewable energy (solar, wind, and geothermal), energy security, energy efficiency, water efficiency, low emission technologies and natural landscaping. You can see how homes and businesses are reducing their utility bills while increasing the quality of our air.
The Eco-Solar Tour is organized by a group of volunteers who have a passion for the environment and sustainability. Through the tour they are able to share this passion and educate and encourage others to consider the sustainable choices in new technologies and building practices. The tour informs and encourages home and business owners to make knowledgeable decisions from among the numerous choices in new technologies and building practices. The tour includes homes and businesses that demonstrate a variety of approaches to energy efficiency, water efficiency, sustainable building practices and renewable energy.
Last year, we had installed solar PV systems for three of the sites on the tour:
25.48 kW grid tied solar PV system – Windsor Park NZE, De Waal Developments
3.5 kW grid tied solar PV system – Earth’s General Store
9.75 kW grid tied solar PV system
This year, we have three SkyFire solar projects on the tour (one is a completed system and two are underway):
Completed Project – Langdale NZE Home, Audric and Marni (14.6 kW solar PV system)
Work in Progress – Windsor Park Skinny NZE Home, De Waal Developments
Work in Progress – Cameron Heights NZE home, Rosecrest
The 2017 Eco-Solar Home Tour runs for two days on the weekend of June 3rd and June 4th. There are 18 homes (sites) open over two days, Saturday and Sunday, from noon until 4pm. You will be able to soak up the first-hand experience of homeowners and other experts with a wide variety of energy and water resource-saving technologies in new construction and retrofit applications.