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 RECAP: 5,618 Attend 2009 Ohio Solar Tour on Oct. 3 & 4, 2009

GEO's 7th Annual Ohio Solar Tour at 168 Open House sites (including 4 guided tours) in 91 communities across the state was attended by 5,618 Ohioans - a 30% increase over last year's tour.  Thanks to hundreds of volunteers, among the 168 Tour Sites technologies displayed were 116 photovoltaic or solar electric; 59 energy efficiency; 42 solar thermal; 36 wind; 28 geothermal; 27 passive solar; and 8 biomass systems.  The Tour Sites included 84 homes; 33 businesses; 16 schools; 8 public buildings/sites and 8 parks in 34 Counties. 

Welcome to the annual 2009 Ohio Solar Tour, organized by Green Energy Ohio (GEO).  GEO is the Ohio Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), and GEO's 7th Annual Ohio Solar Tour is part of the National Solar Tour managed by ASES.  This year's Ohio Solar Tour features 169 Open House Sites in 91 communities across Ohio. 

This FREE statewide event on October 3 & 4 provides the unique opportunity for people to visit Open House Sites and  talk with owners living and working with clean energy technologies.   See a typical solar home tour as an on-line video - Scotte Elliott's Residence [CLICK HERE].   In addition, there are four organized, GUIDED TOURS.  

Visit GEO's 7th Annual Ohio Solar Tour Sponsors, Supporters and Magazine Advertisers by clicking on logos on this page.  Use GEO's website as an interactive tool to search hundreds of sites that feature solar, wind, biomass, green design, energy-saving technologies and much more!

Copies of the September 2009 GEO News Magazine Solar Tour Preview will be available at tour sites. See many of the sites in each Region of Ohio in the on-line Tour Preview excerpts from GEO News Magazine [CLICK HERENOTE: ALL 2009 Open House & Guided Tour Sites Appear on the Ohio Solar Tour Search Page below providing a customized tour using Google Maps.   See Ohio Magazine and other news coverage, flyers and press releases of the 2009 Tour [CLICK HERE].  GEO 2009 Ohio Solar Tour Flyer [CLICK HERE]. 
How To Create Your Own 'Self Guided Tour' Of Open House Sites
(Please take a few minutes and read the steps below before proceeding to the Search Page!) 

Step 1 - Location: 
- Fill in your starting address and how many miles (radius) that you want to search for sites.
- Search by Region/County (Select All Regions/Counties OR a specific region OR a specific county)  

Step 2 - Date & Time:  
- Search by Morning, Afternoon or All Day on Saturday, October 3rd and/or Sunday, October 4th

: Some sites may be only open during a specific time period on a specific day, while other sites may be open both days. Please adhere to the posted schedules.

Step 3 - Type of Building:
- The search default automatically selects every type of building structure.  Unselect types of buildings you are not interested in visiting.

Step 4 - Technology:
- The search default automatically selects every types of technology.  Unselect types of technologies you are not interested in visiting.

Step 5 - Click the Search Button at the Bottom of the Page:
- A list of all sites within your search criteria will appear on the left side of the page in alphabetical order, and a map will appear on the right side of the page.  If you click on the site name or a given point on the map, photographs and a detailed description of the site will appear.  If you wish to visit the site, click on the blank star which will turn green.  To remove a site just click on the green star and this will go blank**

- Based on the Ohio tour experience of the past 6 years, many tour goers can see up to 5 sites in a 3-hour, tour time period - this varies by distance between sites and the time spent at each site.

Step 6 -  After selecting all the sites you want to visit, click Build Custom Tour:
- A map will be generated along with directions and descriptions of each site you have selected with green Stars.  Google Maps function creates a map with the shortest distances.  You may change the order of the sites on this map by clicking the up and down arrows next to each site and a new map will be generated.  If you want to remove or add another site, use the Back to Search button and click onto the green star to remove or the blank star to add.  The Refine Search link allows you to go back one more page and choose different selection criteria.

Step 7 - Print this information showing map, directions and site guide.  Then enjoy your clean energy journey through the Buckeye State!




If you have any questions, please contact GEO by phone toll free at 1-866-GREEN-OH


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