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Pat Brown's solar home, featuring ten solar photovoltaic panels, will be on display this weekend as part of the national solar home tour. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Pat Brown's solar home, featuring ten solar photovoltaic panels, will be on display this weekend as part of the national solar home tour. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Village homes to be featured in national solar tour

Four homes in Yellow Springs homes are being featured Saturday, Oct. 2, and Sunday, Oct. 3, as part of the national solar home tour, including two new listings.

A total of 240 green businesses and residences are participating in Ohio’s tour this year. The four local houses utilize solar and wind power, energy-efficient building design, local renewable construction materials, water conservation and more.

Two homes are new to the tour, including Pat Brown’s on Stewart Drive, which this summer became the first residence within the Yellow Springs municipal electric system to install grid-tied solar photovoltaic panels. Read more here: Solar pioneer paving the way

Also newly joining the tour are Andrew and Anisa Kline, showcasing their nearly-complete Passive House on Dayton Street, which they hope will be the first certified Passive House in Ohio. Read more here: Passive House is an active goal

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brown residence
440 Stewart Drive
Geothermal, Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal

Saturday afternoon only 1 p.m. to 4

Brecha Straw bale Residence
301 W.N. College Street
Energy Efficient Features, Passive Solar, Solar Thermal

Stockwell Farm
340 E. Yellow Springs-Fairfield Road
Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal, Wind

Sunday afternoon 1 p.m. to 4

Yellow Springs Passive House
515 Dayton Street
Energy Efficient Features, Passive Solar

For more information and for other area homes on the tour, visit Green Energy Ohio’s 2010 Solar Tour Website

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