Here Comes the Sun: Project Sunroof Shows Your Potential

When you think of Google, you probably think of searching the internet for those random questions that pop into your head throughout the day. Or maybe email, chat, mapping directions, document collaboration or one of a dozen other ubiquitous products the company is known for.

But Google is also an advocate for clean, renewable energy and just so happens to be the world’s largest corporate purchaser of clean energy. The company launched Project Sunroof last August in three metro areas — San Francisco, Fresno and  Boston — calling it “a kind of treasure map of …

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2013 Blount County Solar Home Tour

Registration for Blount County Solar Home Tour, presented by Energize Alabama, is currently open! The tour is slated for 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5  and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. The 3–4 hour tour takes you to four solar houses plus an optional bonus home. A brown bag lunch discussion and a film are included in this free event.

Among the four unique designs on the tour are one home constructed from straw bale and another built underground. Come early to see other items of interest, such …

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