Cape Fear Solar Systems Hosts Solar Tour in Wilmington in Support Of The World’s Largest Grassroots Solar Event

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Cape Fear Solar Systems Hosts Solar Tour in Wilmington in Support Of The World’s Largest Grassroots Solar Event

More Than 5,000 Homes, Schools & Businesses Nationwide Participate In the 18th Annual ASES National Solar Tour To Help Property Owners Cut Energy Costs, Enjoy Tax Credits & Assert Their Energy Independence

WILMINGTON, NC, September 30, 2013 – Cape Fear Solar Systems joins the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and hundreds of solar-savvy installers and organizations throughout America to showcase more than 5,000 solar-powered homes, schools and businesses – in Wilmington, NC and across North America – for the 18th Annual National Solar Tour, the world’s largest grassroots solar event.

The event, slated for the 5th of October, 2013, showcases the solar technologies your neighbors are using to 1) significantly reduce monthly energy bills, 2) reduce harmful carbon emissions, and 3) enjoy generous tax credits and cash incentives as they improve their property values.

“Learning about clean, job-creating energy options that provide tax breaks, lower energy bills and cleaner communities for all of us is something Wilmington, NC residents can do to address America’s dependence on fossil fuels,” said John Donoghue, president of Cape Fear Solar Systems. “The ASES National Solar Tour shows families and businesses real-life examples of how their neighbors are harnessing free energy from the sun to generate electricity, warm and cool their homes, heat water and slash monthly utility bills,” he adds.

On the day of the event, Cape Fear Solar Systems offers a solar-expert guided bus tour visiting five solar powered properties in the Greater Wilmington area and two complementary seminars about solar tax credits and fundamentals of solar site analysis.

The national tours last year attracted more than 150,000 people in 49 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. Tours afford participants the direct perspectives of homeowners and installers about the costs, processes and economic and environmental benefits of going solar. The tours also give Wilmingtonians a glimpse at how a variety of solar systems look in and around structures with different architectural styles.

“The easily-mined coal is mostly gone, so the cost of coal is rising. Electric utility companies are rapidly converting coal plants to burn natural gas. But the cost of gas is going up, too, to match worldwide pricing. It’s become very clear that wind and solar are the future of dependable electricity in the United States, and rooftop solar, which doesn’t depend on expensive new transmission lines, is the most economical way to achieve lower power costs. It also happens to be a perfect match against high time-of-use pricing in areas with heavy HVAC loads, and can be a hedge against grid failures during natural disasters. Every way you look at it, a solar system is a secure and sensible investment,” said Seth Masia, executive director of American Solar Energy Society.

This Tour is free and open to the public, but registration is required, as the number of seats is limited.

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