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Sat. October 8

This  annual event is on Saturday, September 10 in Berea and on Saturday, October 8th in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Lexington, Louisville and Northern Kentucky.  



ALL are invited to attend this FREE event where you can tour existing solar installations to see how Kentucky families and businesses are harnessing free energy from the sun to generate electricity, warm and cool their homes, heat water, charge their electric cars, and slash monthly utility bills.  Each tour will offer in-depth information and direct perspectives from homeowners, businesses and solar installers about the costs, processes and economic and environmental benefits of going solar.  You will have an opportunity to tour solar homes and businesses harnessing the power of the sun, interact with solar installers and learn more about how to put solar to work for YOU!  


Click on the tour location nearest you to discover what Solar Tour 2016 has to offer. 


Tour Locations and Details

Berea Saturday, September 10 (Contact: Josh Bills and Cheyenne Olsen)


Bowling Green - Saturday, October 8 (Contact: Garrett James)


Elizabethtown - Saturday, October 8 (Contact: David Gomez)


Lexington - Saturday, October 8 (Contact: David Butler)


Louisville – Saturday, October 8 (Contact: Robert Chatham)


Northern Kentucky - Saturday, October 8 (Contact: Don Adams)



KySES Annual Meeting

KySES Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the University of Louisville Ernst Hall Auditorium. We had over 60 people attend!  All members of KySES can view the presentations and pictures here!  Thank you for attending and we appreciate your support of solar in Kentucky!




Great Resources

Learn about using solar energy in Kentucky and the issues affecting solar. Connect with other members. Learn about installers and solar resources in KY.  Take a look around, interact with your peers, and please join KySES!


In late 2015, The Louisville Sustainability Council board approved the Solar Over Louisville campaign.  Visit the website to learn more about this exciting campaign, including the "2 Million Watt Challenge."


KY's Department of Energy Development and Independence has released a Virtual Solar Tour of Kentucky! “Kentucky has approximately 10 MW of installed solar capacity. If people see solar energy projects working in Kentucky, then they are more likely to start asking questions and considering it as an option for their own homes or businesses,” said Kenya Stump, Assistant Director for Renewable Energy. The new Solar Energy Story Map takes a visitor around the state virtually to view different types of solar energy projects across different locations and applications. Viewers will see everything from agricultural to commercial projects along with state and federal projects.


One of our board members, David Butler, launched a new website, podcast and personal project to make a difference for clean energy in KY. Check out his podcasts and learn how Solar WORKS in Kentucky!



Solar Themed License Plate

One of the great ideas to come out of our annual meeting was to launch a petition for a solar-themed license plate/car tag here in Kentucky. If you're interested or are an artist looking have your work seen throughout KY, please sign-up and/or submit a design for our competition!



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Please sign up for our email Newsletter! Your email and contact information will not be shared.  Note - you will automatically be signed up if you join KySES, so no need to sign up again.



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