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Have you ever considered getting solar panels for your home or business? Ever wanted to know more about solar panels in practice, but didn't know anyone with experience with them? If so, you have a chance this Saturday, October 1, to talk with home and business owners in the central Shenandoah Valley who have solar panels. This informal "solar tour" will feature installations of both PV and solar thermal panels in locations ranging from Waynesboro to Harrisonburg to Fincastle. There is no need to sign up, just show up at any of the locations listed here during the availability listed on each location.
These home and business owners will obviously have different levels of knowledge, but all have agreed to be around their homes and answer whatever questions they can about their panels. The sites range from newly installed systems whose history is measured in months to systems that have been in place for over two decades. The event is part of a national effort to increase awareness of solar power as a clean and available source of renewable energy. Hopefully, the more people are able to see installed systems and ask questions about them, the more they will consider solar systems for their own homes. Also, if you have a solar installation and want to be added to the list, details for getting involved are here.