Greg Nolan and Marcia Rapatz and family are hosting a solar tour this Saturday. Check out their site here: Snowy Pines Restoration. Maybe they’ll have some of Marcia’s blueberry muffins!!!! Worth the drive!

That’s Greg in the foreground at last year’s Windy River Energy Fair.

Here’s the poop on the solar tour:

Snowy Pines Solar Tour

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2006
Taking Place In: Turtle Creek Township – Browerville, MN
Local Tour Name: Snowy Pines Solar Tour
Presented by: Snowy Pines Reforestation

For More Information: Greg Nolan, 320-594-6317,

Tour Description: Tour consists of:

1) off grid home (1 kW.)

2) a grid tied solar electric sustainable wood products business (2.4 kW.) with solar hot water for in floor heating and passive solar construction.

3) small solar electric (100 watts) off grid system for lighting in an out building.

4) solar “garden shower” which produces lots of hot water for the garden crew.

It’s Free!

Directions to this Tour: From US 10 (Cushing Mn.) take county Rd.# 16 west for about 7 miles to 321st Ave. Turn left or south and go 1/2 mile. We are on the left side of the road. From US 71 (Browerville) take county Rd # 14 for about 1 mile to the east then turn north of county Rd # 16. Go about 9 miles to 321st Ave. and turn right or south. Go 1/2 mile on 321st and we are on the left. Watch for signs.

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