Announcing THREE 2016 Alabama Solar Tours!

There will be three solar tours in Alabama this year!

  • Oct. 1 – Huntsville
  • Oct. 8-9 – Blount County
  • Oct. 29 – Birmingham

This is the first year UAB will be featured on the Birmingham tour:

We will be available from 10 am to noon the day of the tour. Visitors should park in the lot across University Blvd. from the UAB Campus Recreation Center. Views of the solar array will be available from the top of the Ryals Parking Deck, located directly across 16th Street from Recreation Center. A green Facilities will be set up to receive visitors. A map is attached showing the parking lot and route to the Ryals deck.

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Some facts about the UAB Rec Center Solar Project:

  • 50kW system approx. 100 panels over 3,270 ft2
  • TenK Solar’s Duo system – Pre-engineered, integrated component solar PV system with parallel, low voltage architecture (safety metrics are improved compared with traditional solar PV). No roof penetrations.
  • Contractor: Vulcan Solar Power
  • Funded by UAB Sustainability, enterprise-wide program offered through the Facilities Division. Sustainability is an institutional priority, integrated in all facets of our mission.
  • Includes initiatives in areas like curriculum, research, engagement, operations, and planning/administration.

For more info, contact Eagle Solar and Light at (205) 202-2208 and Vulcan Solar at (205) 679-8666.


The 24th Annual Blount County Solar Homes Tour will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8th and Sunday, Oct. 9th. The Solar Homes Tour showcases homes that are both energy
efficient and use solar technologies that are clean and renewable. A five-home guided tour will be offered in the Royal community. Register at https://mygiftevent.com/event/solar-tour-alabama/2016-10-08/. A part of American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour.

We offer the same tour both days and you may choose the day most convenient for you. The tour is free but you must registerBecause this is a new site for us, once you register if you don’t receive a confirmation email within the next 48 hours, please contact us through email solartouralabama@gmail.com
The confirmation email will include directions and additional information so you may enjoy the tour.


The Huntsville Solar Tour will be on Saturday, the first of October.

  • The first stop will be the Richard and Rosemary Mudgett house at 528 Ohatchee Rd., Huntsville. We will host that part of the tour from 10 AM to 12 Noon.
  • From 1 PM to 3 PM we will be at the Avion Solutions Inc. facility at 4905 Research Dr. NW, Huntsville.
  • We will visit the Brandon Hunt house at 1203 Kingsway Rd. SE, Huntsville from 3 PM to 5 PM.