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USA: Need a few EVs for display at “Solar Home Tour” in Palo Alto on October 13


If you live close to Palo Alto and are looking for something different
to do on Saturday October, 13 consider this.

We have been asked to provide a few EVs for display between 11am and 2pm
in front of the Girl Scout House at 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Arrive at 11am and setup for the 11:30 opening of the event.

You have the option of taking the tour or staying with your car to talk
to the public.

So send me email if you are interested in joining me at this event.

Thanks for your support,
Tom Sidle
President, Silicon Valley
Electric Auto Assoc
On Saturday afternoon, October 13, Acterra and SunWork are offering a
tour of Palo Alto-area homes that approach “net zero.”

What’s a “net zero” house? It’s when the house produces all the energy
the household needs — usually including an electric car — right on site.

Since California law requires that all new home construction by 2020 be
“net zero,” those thinking of building a new home will enjoy viewing
some of these homes and taking with the owners about the techniques they

Meet at the Girl Scout House in Rinconada Park, behind the Lucie Stern
theater complex at 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The demonstration
EcoHome located next to the Girl Scout building is the first stop on the

The program starts at 11:30 am with an hour-long info session,
describing how solar energy systems work (for both electricity and hot
water), and discussing the environmental and financial benefits,
including the City of Palo Alto’s rebate program and Federal tax credits.

The program and tour are free, but pre-registration is required:

The self-guided tour starts at 1 pm, and maps listing the house
locations will be available at the Girl Scout House from 12:30 until 3
pm. Homes on the tour are open until 4 pm, and they include a house
designed to be fully net zero as well as a passive energy house, newly
constructed by Clarum Homes. Various types of electric and plug-in
vehicles will be displayed, both at the homes and outside the Girl Scout

To maximize the benefits from the program, participants are encouraged
to bring their average monthly cost and kilowatt-hour usage to the info
session. Everyone is also invited to bring a bag lunch to enjoy in the
park before leaving on the tour.

A limited quantity of the 8th ed. Solar Energy Resource Guide will given
away for free, and the 2012 Guide will be available for purchase.

This tour is part of the American Solar Energy Society’s 2012 National
Solar Tour and is organized by Acterra, a Palo Alto-based non-profit
environmental organization ( and SunWork, a non-profit
installer of residential solar energy systems (
Co-sponsors include NorCal Solar Association, the Electric Auto
Association of Silicon Valley, and the Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter.

For more information, contact Mike Balma, mike@…
Source EAASV


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