Solar Tours 2011
LightWave Solar will host the Middle TN Solar Tour and the Johnson City Solar Tour as part of the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour. The tours are free and feature local solar-powered homes, businesses and one non-profit. If you are in the Tri-Cities area, please see the end of this newsletter for Johnson City tour details.
The Middle TN Solar Tour will take place on Saturday, Oct 8 from 10am to 2pm. It’s a great opportunity to talk with system owners and solar experts and see the equipment up-close. The tour is self-guided, so you can visit any of the systems listed below between 10am and 2pm. Tours begin about every half hour. Addresses are listed below or GO TO MAP HERE.
301 Battle Road
Antioch, TN 37013
Home belongs to Steve Johnson, owner of LightWave Solar. His residence features a 7 kW PV solar system on a passive solar & NES Energy Saver home with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Tour also includes the all electric Nissan Leaf, a solar powered golf cart, solar water pump, solar attic fans & small off-grid system on barn.
5720 Hearthstone Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Home has the largest residential solar PV system in Middle TN at 19 kW. Home has HERS energy efficiency rating of 42 and includes a solar thermal system.
801 Lealand Ln
Nashville, TN 37204
Home has a 4 kW solar PV system and energy efficient measures throughout. HERS rating is in the works.
314 Moss Pl
Franklin, TN 37064
Home has a 6 kW solar PV system, and it is the first solar home in Westhaven.
7190 Hill Hughes Road
Fairview, TN 37062
GroWild has a very unique 26 kW pole-mounted solar PV system in picturesque countyside. System consists of 108 solar panels on nine poles.
Street Dixon Rick Architecture
107 Kenner Avenue
Nashville, TN 37205
In 2006 SDR was the first business in Nashville to receive a state grant for solar. Their solar PV system is 12 kW and consists of Sharp solar panels manufactured here in Tennessee.
Arts Center of Cannon County
1424 John Bragg Highway (Hwy 70S)
Woodbury, TN 37190
Staff with LightWave Solar and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation will introduce solar power and energy efficiency concepts. The Arts Center’s solar installation was awarded the 2011 TN Governor’s Energy Leadership Environmental Award. The project includes a 29 kW system, a time lapse video of the installation, and real time energy production display in the lobby. Presentations will begin at 10:15, 11:15, and 12:15.
Map shows Middle TN Solar Tour locations – seven total. We hope to see you at one or more!
For more info/questions, tour contact:
office 615-641-4050 x 104