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Join Solar Home Tour on Oct. 21

BOONE–The Appalachian State University Solar Energy Society presents its fifth annual Solar Homes Tour on Saturday, Oct. 21. The public is invited.

Tour highlights include passive solar homes, solar water and air heating systems, photovoltaics, energy efficient appliances and lighting, composting toilets, alternative building techniques, and much more.

Tour participants will learn easy ways to use the sun and other renewable energies to reduce power bills and help the environment.

The all-day tour begins at 8 a.m. Tickets are $15 per person, which includes breakfast, lunch catered by Eli’s restaurant in Boone, transportation, and literature about the featured homes.

Pre-registration is required.

For more information or a registration form, call Jamie Beard at (828) 264-9652 or email