Maui’s Fourth Annual Solar Tour Brings Solar to Light

July 2, 2009 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

Haiku, HI—On Saturday July 11th, the nonprofit Hawaii PV Coalition will hold Maui’s Fourth Annual “House of the Sun Solar Tour,” inviting Maui residents to tour homes and businesses that save money—and oil—by using solar energy. This event is FREE and open to the public.

During the tour residents will learn how their neighbors are trimming their electric bills, increasing their energy independence and taking steps to address global warming. Tour hours are from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., and will feature properties in North, West, South and Central Maui. Participants register to attend the tour at http://www.hawaiipvcoalition.org or by calling 808-579-8288.

The tour will feature property owners and experts who will discuss the environmental reasons for going solar as well as the financial savings, including huge state and federal tax credits that are now available. Featured properties include The Cottages at Kulamalu in Kula, Realtors Association of Maui in Kahului and Kihei Lutheran Church in Kihei.

“The State of Hawaii is more dependent on imported fossil fuel than any other state in the nation. It’s time we changed that by using the renewable options available to us,” said Brad Albert, founder of the Hawaii PV Coalition. “This tour gives Maui residents a first-hand look at solar technology — learning what it is, how it works, and how it decreases our dependence on oil.”

The Solar Tour is sponsored by Sharp Electronics, the largest solar panel manufacturer in the world. Other co-sponsors include Maui Electric Company Ltd. (MECO) and DR Horton, Schuler Division – Cottages at Kulamalu.

The Hawaii PV Coalition, a nonprofit organization composed of businesses and homeowners, was formed to actively promote solar electric energy across the Hawaiian Islands. For more information on the tour or to join the Coalition, visit http://www.hawaiipvcoalition.org.

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