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CELEBRATE SOLARIZE IN CANTON
Canton, Connecticut will be the site of a comprehensive solar and geothermal seminar and tour on Saturday, April 13, from 1 PM to 4 PM. Informational seminars will take place at 1 PM and 3 PM. The knowledgeable owners, solar installers, geothermal and insulation experts, and a LED lighting specialist will speak. Representatives from the Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), as well as the Canton Energy Task Force, will describe the wonderful new SOLARIZE option in Canton. This program is designed to encourage the adoption of residential photovoltaic installations that provide increased savings to homeowners as more people in SOLARIZE communities installsolar.
The new tour home has a direct exchange DX geothermal closed loop system which supplies all the heat and hot water. Low-e windows, LED under-counter lighting, extensive day lighting, a stone floor that absorbs passive solar heat, an open floor plan, radiant floor heat, Energy Star appliances, a fascinating energy efficient fireplace grate and a superb insulation system make this home noteworthy. Thirty-six monocrystalline SunPower panels comprise the 8.1 kW system, partially funded through CEFIA’s Residential Solar Investment Program. The solar system supplies over one third of the home’s electricity. The tour will also include information about new energy rebates, inventions and equipment.
The tour/seminar is sponsored by People’s Action for Clean Energy (PACE). It is cosponsored by the Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority. After March 20 non-refundable tickets, at $15 per person, can be purchased at New England Appliance, 220 Albany Turnpike in the Canton Village shopping center (860-693-6337). To order tickets online, go to www.pace-cleanenergy.org and click on Events. Tickets may also be ordered by sending $15 per person to PACE, c/o Pam McDonald, 995 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070. Information should include the ticketholder’s phone number, address and email address. For ticket information, call 860-796-4543. For tour information, call 860-693-4813.