Friday, October 5, 2007

National Solar Home Tour 10/6/2007

For anyone who is considering solar for their home as well as many other "green" housing principles and products, this is an event you can not miss. To my knowledge the event functions like any other open house tour. Simply pick out the homes you'd like to visit and be there within the given time frame. (Official web-site)

The ASES National Solar Tour is the largest tour of sustainable energy features for buildings in the U.S. Now in its 12th year, some 100,000 people across the nation will see how neighbors are using clean sources of energy to save on energy bills and protect the environment. Through a series of open-houses and informative tours participants learn about renewable energy options, energy efficient design, real-world costs, current rebates available, and other valuable insights.

Homeowners participating in Orange County, CA tour:

Placentia Butch Pash 10-2
624 Carnation Dr. Placentia
Solectria EV Native plants, featured in Register story

Seal Beach Lisa and Doug Korthof Hm: 562-430-2495 cell: 714-496-
1567 10-2
1020 Mar Vista 4.5kW
Battery Backup to last 2 days
Two All-electric RAV4-EV plug-in cars
Domestic Time-of-Use pricing.
MarVista is the same as 5th St. in Seal Beach, turn left from PCH away from the Ocean.

Seal Beach Robert Zmuda 10-2
1020 Catalina 3.2kW
Former Th!nk-EV lessee
Catalina is the next street parallel to MarVista, to the West


Huntington Harbour Linda and Howard Nicholes-Stein 10-4
3541 Sagamore Dr. Huntington Harbour, HB
Two all-electric plug-in RAV4-EV "Electra" and "Electron", plus Prius "Heidi the Hybrid". Featured in the "Dont' Crush" campaign to save fleet-lease RAV4-EV from the crusher, and featured in docu-drama "Who Killed the Electric Car". Two solar homes.
From Edinger and Bolsa Chica, proceed West on Edinger to Trinidad, Turn left over the bridge, turn right when Trinidad dead-ends and right again at the first street.

Huntington Beach John Fisher and Debbie Cook 10-2
6692 Shetland Circle
Angled Sharp panels follow roof contours.
Goldenwest South to Ellis, turn Right (West) Proceed to Quarterhorse, turn left (toward Ocean) Shetland is on the left

Huntington Beach John Scott family 962-1746 10-2
22032 Capistrano Lane
Environmental and civic betterment, installed their own long-time solar water, and clean air advocate. Sunpower panels.
From PCH, proceed North on Magnolia to Banning, turn Right
(East or South) and another Right on Capistrano

Huntington Beach Richard Kelly family 10-2
20591 Paisley Lane
EV advocate, all-electric plug-in pickup truck
From John Scott home, proceed East (right) on Banning. Turn left (north) on Bushard. Turn Right on Erskine (becomes Iona Lane). Turn Left on Netherway, it becomes Paisley.

Corona del Mar NB Baker family
706 1/2 Begonia enter from alley behind PCH 2.7kW
Hybrid Highlander surf wagon, tankless hybrid water heating.

Orange Bob Siebert Founder, EESolar 10-4
1308 Fairway Dr., Orange
ACP Conversion, Bob personally converted an IC car to a plug-in, all-electric conversion using technology with Thundersky Lithium batteres. Also Prius. Long-time energy efficiency pioneer.
From 22 East FWY, exit Tustin Ave., turn left (north). First left after the FWY entrance (don't take!) is Fairway, it's easy to miss. Turn left on Fairway

Villa Park Heide Residence 10-2
18412 Hillcrest Ave.
Energy Efficient windows, proper insulation, solar water
North on 55 to Katella. Left onto Wanda, which becomes Santiago Blvd. Right onto Taft, then Left onto Center Dr.. Turn right at Hillcrest

Laguna Woods Prelitz family 10-4
3513 Calle Bahia Blanca West
Access thru gate off Calle Corta.
Give name "Prelitz" and address. 1.6 kW
Total green makeover that will be featured on Discovery Channel's "Green That House" show. Airs mid November. New insulation, Radiant barrier, solar water heating, New doors and windows with Low E3 glass, passive orientation w/ trombe wall, Non-Toxic finishes, and solar oven cookies.
From 5 FWY take El Toro Rd. South past Moulton Pkwy
Turn Right onto Calle Sonora, proceed to gate and ask directions

San Clemente Lyn Harris Hicks 10-4
3908 Calle Ariana, Cypress Shore.
Access thru gate call 949 492 5078 2.7kW
Solar and renewable energy advocate

Written by, Evan T. Little

Realtor®, EcoBroker®
Volkl Investments Inc.
949.939.9687 phone

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