MAREC to offer solar tours of Muskegon homes

The solar tour will start at MAREC.
The solar tour will start at MAREC.
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Grand Valley’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center will host free solar tours of Muskegon-area homes on Saturday, October 6.

The homes will display how solar energy can affect monthly energy bills, reduce harmful carbon emissions and improve property values.

The 45-minute, self-guided tours will run at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., starting at MAREC, 200 Viridian St. The tours are open to the public and RSVP is not required.

The tours are cosponsored by the Muskegon-Oceana Community Action Partnership (MOCAP). It is part of the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour, held annually for the past 17 years throughout the U.S. to showcase more than 5,000 solar-powered homes, schools and businesses.

“The ASES National Solar Tour shows real-life examples of how homeowners are harnessing free energy from the sun to generate electricity, warm and cool their homes, heat water and slash monthly utility bills,” said Kim Walton, program director for MAREC.

For more tour information contact Walton at (616) 331-6907 or visit www.gvsu.edu/marec.