Rocky Mountain Power to host renewable energy tour

Deseret News

Rocky Mountain Power customers are invited to join the 2014 Blue Sky Renewable Energy Project Tour.

The tour will take place Oct. 4 and stop by several solar projects funded in part by Blue Sky customers.

The tour begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Natural History Museum of Utah’s Rio Tinto Center, 301 Wakara Way, a certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold facility with more than 1,300 solar panels.

The first stop will include a brief presentation about Rocky Mountain Power’s efforts to support renewable energy in the region. Solar experts will also be on hand to talk about solar power technology and the growing solar industry.

The bus also will make stops at the Artspace Solar Gardens, Utah’s first net-zero building; the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, which has 124 panels that produce half of the church’s electricity needs; and the Salt Lake Acting Co., which has a 16-kilowatt solar array, and the building uses LED theatrical lighting and a highly efficient HVAC system.

The tour concludes at the museum at 2 p.m.

Registration fees are $25 for adults and $20 for children under 12. Blue Sky customers can register at the discounted rate of $15 for adults and $10 for children. Seating is limited and registration closes on Sept. 20. The public can register or request more information by visiting, or calling 866-476-9378. (…)

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