Hop on the solar bus

The City Tour for Solar will shine on NAU next week. The tour promotes solar power to provide clean, secure, predictably priced energy resources that contribute green-collar jobs to local economies.

The City Tour for Solar is a free mobile exhibit visiting more than 50 cities in 100 days to promote photovoltaic solar energy.

The Office of Sustainability at Northern Arizona University will present the City Tour for Solar from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the parking lot of the Applied Research and Development building. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The City Tour for Solar staff will provide guided tours of the exhibit.

The City Tour for Solar exhibit will allow visitors to see and touch solar materials and will promote the use of solar energy in Flagstaff and the Southwest.

“The exhibit will give people a better understanding of how to use solar technology,” said Heather Farley, sustainability coordinator at NAU. “Solar technology is something that we’re lacking in Arizona, where we have the one of the greatest opportunities to use solar energy in the world.”

Besides interactive stations, the event includes a booth where participants can e-mail their local representatives, asking them to promote solar energy in Arizona.

Students, faculty and community members are invited to join Mayor Sara Presler and Coconino County Supervisor Carl Taylor for a community open house and short discussion at a Solar Reception from 4:30 pm – 5:30 p.m. RSVP to Noralinda Ureste, at nureste@sunedison.com.