solar energy http://wfpl.org en Louisville Solar Tour Scheduled for Saturday http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-solar-tour-scheduled-saturday <p>Louisville residents will have a chance to tour residential and commercial solar installations this weekend. The Louisville Solar Tour highlights 31 sites around town that are using the sun to meet their energy needs.</p><p>The tour stops are all over the city—from St. William Church in California to the Fairdale Branch Library to the far East End. Solar-powered Apocalypse Brew Works is on the tour, as is the Green Building in NuLu. At most of the stops, home and business owners will share information about the solar installations and how much energy they generate.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:52:31 +0000 Erica Peterson 6978 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Solar Tour Scheduled for Saturday Big Box Stores Lead U.S. Companies in Solar Power Usage http://wfpl.org/post/big-box-stores-lead-us-companies-solar-power-usage <p>According to <a href="http://www.seia.org/news/new-research-top-20-commercial-solar-users-us-includes-iconic-american-brands" target="_blank">a list released this morning</a>, retail giant Walmart leads U.S. companies in solar power installations. Walmart has 144 solar systems installed in seven states; as the report notes, the combined capacity of Walmart and Costco (number two on the list) is greater than all the solar capacity deployed in the state of Florida.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:50:36 +0000 Erica Peterson 1630 at http://wfpl.org Big Box Stores Lead U.S. Companies in Solar Power Usage