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Those interested in seeing how solar power can work in their homes and businesses are invited to participate in a solar tour of the Indiana area on Sunday.

The tour is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. and, according to organizers, will showcase the solar technologies that Indiana-area landowners are using to reduce monthly energy bills, reduce harmful carbon emissions and enjoy tax credits and cash incentives while improving property values. Participants will have the opportunity to see how a variety of solar systems look in and around structures with architectural styles common to Indiana County.

The tour is free and open to the public, though registration is encouraged as space is limited. Visit sustainable indianacounty.org or call (724) 465-3162 for more information or to register for the tour.

An information session at H.B. Culpeppers in downtown Indiana will follow the tour at 4 p.m., allowing participants face time with installers and a local farmer who has adopted solar power machinery.

The local tour is part of the 24th annual National Solar Tour, sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society and Solar United Neighbors. The national tour, the world’s largest grass-roots solar event, will showcase thousands of solar-powered homes, schools and businesses across North America.

The tour is sponsored locally by the Indiana County Sustainable Economic Development Task Force; Groundhog Solar, installer for the Indiana County Solar Co-Op; and Green Solar Systems LLC.