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On Saturday, Oct. 6th, 2012 the Cumberland Solar Energy Association is organizing tours of 5 homes and businesses in the greater Crossville area.

The tours also give a glimpse at how a variety of solar systems look in and around structures with different architectural styles.

The tour will start with a short presentation and information exchange at the Tennessee Technology Center of Crossville (on Miller Ave), then attendants will be able to drive around on a guide tour to visit the local solar sites.

Starting Location: 10/06/2012 at 10:00 am (TTCC North Building) 910 Miller Ave. Crossville, TN 38555

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Poster for Solar Tour 2011

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Join us at 10am for the kick-off to the national solar tour.

We will be meeting at the TN Tech center center at 10 am for a quick solar presentation and kick-off of the day.  From there we will have maps ready with directions to the solar installations that will be featured in 2011.

We look forward to a great day exploring the solar systems of Cumberland County.

Join us.

For more information contact (931)287-9288.

 

We will be having vendors and presentations at the 2011 solar and Energy Efficiency Fair.

We will be running from 10am until noon at the Tech Center.   There will be a short solar 101 presentation and then there will be short presentations from the vendors on how they can save you energy immediately.

Call Randy Velker for more information (931)287-9288.

 

Fairfield Glade’s Fire Department has issued Solar Requirements:

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Fairfield Glade has recently published their guidelines for solar.

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(This is a large pdf file).

 

TREEDC Crossville Workshop

Art Circle Public LIbrary

3 Easy Street

Crossville, TN 38555

March 1, 2011

9am- 12:30pm

This will be a workshop for community leaders from across the state of Tennessee to explore how communities are promoting efficiency and renewable energy in their local areas.

There will be a box lunch provided (for free) if you register at treedc08@yahoo.com by February 25, 2011.

 

Location: 467 Lawson Road

Size: 1.65 kW Grid tied Photovoltaic system

Installed by: Owner with a few helping hands. Our son Kevin, CSEA members Steve L, Mike F, Friends Dave & Brandon.  Advisors: SimpleEnergyWorks & Zuercher Electric, both based here in Cumberland county.

Grid Tied: Yes, participating in the TVA green generation partners program.

Production Estimates: PVWatts [http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/calculators/PVWATTS/version1/US/Tennessee/Knoxville.html] 2189 kWh of AC Energy per year. View actual real time [http://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/public/systems/Wjgg11567] production (live during daylight hours, also shows the complete history of energy production from the time the PV system began).

Description: Array Type: Fixed, Array Tilt: 26.5° (a 6/12 roof). Array Azimuth: 180.0° (due South), DC Rating: 1.645 kW, AC Rating:1.4 kW. The system is using 7 Enphase Microinverters and 7 Schott Poly 235 watt modules.

This system will provide Cumberland Solar Energy Association first hand knowledge of the Pro’s and Con’s of a DIY PV System.

Contact: Call (931)287-9467 for information (or to check it out).

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Location: Deep Draw Road
Size: 1.15 kW Grid tied Photovoltaic system
Installed by: Installed by SimpleEnergyWorks a Solar Installation company based here in Cumberland county.
Grid Tied: Yes, and participating in the TVA green generation partners program
Production Estimates: View actual real time production (it will be live during daylight hours and it shows the complete history of energy production from the time the PV system began).
Description: This system was a demonstration system for the 2010 Cumberland Solar Energy Solar Home Tour. The system was designed to demonstrate how the racking, inverters and modules are placed on a shingled roof home. The system is designed using Enphase Microinverters (so the energy production can be tracked per module in real time) and with Yingle 230 watt modules.
Contact: Call (931)287-9288 for information (or possibly to check it out).
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