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Event Name: Gainesville Solar Home Tour

Organized by: American Solar Energy Society (ASES) at University
of Florida

What: 10th Annual National Solar Tour comes to the Gainesville, FL
area

When: Sunday, October 2, 2005.  Maps available 9:00 am - 1:00 pm,
homes
open 10:00 am . 4:00 pm.

Where: Maps will be available at the Energy Research and Education
Park,
University of Florida, 2610 SW 23rd Terrace, Gainesville, FL

Why: Tour local homes and businesses and learn first-hand how
people are
lowering their electric utility costs and enjoying more
comfortable,
light-filled spaces while saving money and reducing pollution.
The
Gainesville tour includes homes that have basic hot water and
pool
heating systems, grid-tied electricity production (sending power
back to
the utility), and even off-grid homes that are energy self-
sufficient.
There are three homes and one building on this year.s tour, each
one
offering a different aspect on energy production and
conservation.

Its FREE and open to public.

For more information, please visit www.mae.ufl.edu/ases or email
us at
[log in to unmask] . You can download the event flyer from the
website
mentioned.


Gustavo Avila
Environmental Sciences
University of Florida
(352) 870-7492