Bike tour of solar installations

Enfield - posted Sep, 25 2013

ENFIELD - On Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m., the Enfield Clean Energy Committee is leading a bike tour of solar installations in the community. This special opportunity will allow interested home-owners, business owners, educators and interested others to take an up-close look at homes with solar energy systems and other sustainable features. Open to everyone with a bike, the event will begin at the Enfield Public Library, on Middle Road, with a short introduction to the work of the Clean Energy Committee and the many resources on energy available at the library. The 14-mile, easy-paced tour will cover four homes with solar electricity, solar hot water, geothermal, composting and other features. It will end at the Weymouth Road Fire Station to see the solar electric system there, hosted by deputy fire Chief Paul Januszewski. Slow-biking participants may join for a portion of the tour. With over two dozen solar homes in town, Enfield is primed to scale up the use of this increasingly commonplace technology. The tour will bring together curious citizens who can help each other learn about options and resources. Solar homeowner Steve Moriarty, who has opened his home for the tour annually, said that people are constantly looking for a better deal to save energy and money, and the price of solar is coming down all the time. Many people are extremely attracted to energy innovations but they need a place to start in learning what’s out there. This event is so useful because it allows real people to put their hands on the technology and get all their questions answered. Participants are asked to pre-register by emailing, and to arrive at the library a few minutes before 1 p.m., with bike, helmet and a spirit of curiosity. All programs at the Enfield Public Library are free and all are welcome. For more information on upcoming library programs, please visit

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