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See the ‘Green’ Side of State College with ASES

If all this talk of coal/natural gas power plants has you concerned for the environment, the American Solar Energy Society has just the event to lift your spirits. The society will host a tour on October 6th to showcase the “greener” side of State College, and is open to anyone who is interested in solar energy and energy efficiency. The tour will showcase the various economic and environmental benefits of utilizing solar energy.

The event will serve as part of a worldwide solar event through ASES. Last year, 90,000 people in 38 states to 578 registered Solar Tours participated.

“With enticing federal tax credits, billions of dollars in grants and loans, state-funded cash rebates and a groundswell of consumer support for sustainable solutions that promote energy independence, the economics of solar have never been more compelling — for businesses, public agencies, consumers or entrepreneurs,” said four year National Solar Tour sponsor Jyl Safier.

The tour, which runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., starts at the Morningstar House on campus and moves on to various homes and businesses that utilize solar power. You can join the tour at various points throughout the day if you’re unable to stay the entire time, and the full tour schedule will soon be posted to the Facebook event page.

If you have any questions about the event, be sure to contact Kelsey Yates at [email protected].

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Greg Schlosser

Greg is a senior majoring in energy engineering at Penn State. He is a big fan of Pittsburgh sports and sandwiches with coleslaw and french fries. You can email him at [email protected] or find him at the Phyrst drunkenly requesting the band to play "One Headlight."

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