Tour to Shine Light on Solar Power in DFW

The 7th Annual DFW Solar Tour aims at showing the advantages of solar and other alternative power sources.

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Interested in shining the light on solar power for your home?

The 7th Annual DFW Solar Tour will take place on Saturday, with 50 solar-powered locations open to the public, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The event is sponsored by the North Texas Renewable Energy Group.

Among the homes on the tour are two whose solar panels survived hail storms in recent years, even when the roof itself didn’t.

The Star-Telegram reported that the tour is aimed at educating the public about solar and wind power, as well as energy efficiency and other sustainable technologies by showing them at locations that actually are using the products.

Jim Duncan, past chairman of NTREG, told the Star-Telegram that interest in solar is growing in North Texas, despite low electric rates caused by depressed natural gas prices.

“It’s hard to monitor the number of solar installations because there is no central agency that collects the data,” Duncan told the Star-Telegram. “But we have searched 200 cities in the 16-county North Central Texas Council of Governments and found around 4,000 sites. We’re pretty sure there are a lot more than that.”

For more information on the tour, you can read more here.


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