The Kentucky Solar Energy Society

Saturday, October 8th 2016, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

 Click Here to Register for Free

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.

Click here for the Mayor's Proclamation of October 8, 2016 as Louisville Solar Tour Day!

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!  

The activities begin with an overview of solar basics, energy efficiency and the benefits of net metering.  This will be followed by a self-guided tour of many homes and businesses that are harnessing the power of the sun.  Later, please join us for an “after-tour” celebration and meet several installers to learn how you might take advantage of the sun for your own home or business! 

We look forward to seeing you at all or any of the activities that you choose to attend from the following schedule.




9:30 am – 11 am

Kickoff, education and tour information

educational presentations:

   Solar 101 basic principals

   Energy Efficiency

   Regulations & Net Metering

   EPAD financing for businesses

   NEC updated code

Bellarmine University, Pasteur Hall, 2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40205,

11 am - 2 pm

Self-guided vehicle & bike tours

See the "Self-Guided Solar Tour Map" section below

11 am - 2 pm

Open Homes for the public to visit and talk with homeowners and installers

See the "Self-Guided Solar Tour Map" section below

1 pm - 5 pm

Meet the Installers and After-Tour Celebration. Meet the installers and tabling by non-profits that promote sustainability

Apocalypse Brew Works,1612 Mellwood Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

8 pm - 1 am

Solar Kentucky Benefit Concert

8:00 PM Doors Open

9:30 PM to 1:00 AM Concert

● Bendigo Fletcher (9:30 10:30)

● Johnny Conqueroo (10:45 11:45)

● Voodoo Economics (12:00 1:00)

For tickets and more information, visit

Haymarket Whiskey Bar

331 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202

For more information, please email Robert Chatham or KySES

Self-Guided Solar Tour Map

The public is invited to download the free Solar Tour Map and 2016 Louisville Solar Tour Guidebook. Create your own route of sites to visit. Sites will be open from 11 am to 2 pm. Some sites will have a homeowner or installer present for you to ask questions; these are indicated in the guidebook.

All sites are worth visiting and include grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) residential and commercial sites, homes with battery backup, solar hot water heating systems, and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that get free energy from the sun!


These installers supported the Louisville tour with monetary donations, as well as through their participation.  They will be available at specified 2016 Louisville Solar Tour sites from 11 am to 2 pm, and at the "Meet the Installers" session at Apocalypse Brew Works from 1 to 5 pm.

Whayne Supply Company               
1400 Cecil Ave.
 Louisville, KY 40211
 Phone: (502) 774-4441
 Contact: Steve Killian


Solar Energy Solutions

Professional Building

1603 Stevens Ave #203

Louisville, KY 40205

Phone: (502) 264-7615

Contact: Tom Brooks-Pilling



NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional

NABCEP Certified Solar Heating

SunWind Power Systems

5324 Hanka Rd

Floyd Knobs, IN 47119

Phone: 502-276-5954

Contact: Jeremy Coxon



NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional

Certified MWBE 

Avery and Sun Solar Installations

211 S. Hite Ave.

Louisville, KY 40206

Phone: (270 )792-0727

Contact: Nancy Givens



NABCEP Certified Photovoltaic

Third Sun Solar

762 W. Union Street, Suite C

Athens, OH 45701

Contact: Danielle Allison, Marketing Manager


Phone: 740.707.2720


Chatham Energy Consulting, LLC

PO Box 5487

Louisville, KY 40255

Contact: Robert Chatham

Phone: 973-876-3407


Additional Sponsors

These are organizations that donated goods, services or monetary donations in support of the 2016 Louisville Solar Tour.

Jeannie Samdani, LPL Financial Planner


These are organizations that active supporters of the 2016 Louisville Solar Tour.

Helpful Information Resources

Here are local, state, and national solar energy information resources and renewable energy and solar magazines.

Louisville & Kentucky


Renewable Energy and Solar Magazines

Didn't Find What You're Looking For?

If you don't find the information you are seeking in the above links, please email KySES and we'll gladly respond to your questions.

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