2011 Solar Home Tour makes Stop at Smith Residence

Stephen Smith | October 21, 2011 | Energy Policy

Knoxville’s 2011 Solar Home Tour is October 22. SACE is excited about this year’s annual tour, and welcomes the recent expansion of solar energy development in east Tennessee. I am especially excited to offer my home as one of the stops along the tour.img_0367

Our objective is to have a net-zero home, and between our many upgrades, we are nearing our goal. We installed our solar photovoltaic system on our 1963-built home in 2009. I have updated information on annual performance and a breakdown of our other retrofits and upgrades with links in this factsheet. One new thing this year is we have installed a Blink Level 2 home charging station, and SACE has leased a Nissan Leaf for work travel. Driving the Leaf has been easy and fun reaffirming my confidence that this new clean technology will take hold.


We hope that this years Solar Tour will have a great turnout – the Tour begins at the Knoxville Station Transit Center at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, and lasts until 1:30 p.m. See the city of Knoxville’s press release for more information, and click here to see the itinerary.

Our Solar Home was also a stop on Knoxville’s first 2009 Solar Home Tour, as well as the 2010 Tour.

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Dr. Stephen A. Smith has over 35 years of experience affecting positive change for the environment. Since 1993, Dr. Smith has led the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) as…
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