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    Houston's renewable energy & green building leaders host National Solar Tour

    HOUSTON, TEXAS--October 6, 2007--The American Solar Energy Society's National Solar Tour is the largest sustainable energy event in the U.S. Now in its 12th year, some 100,000 people across the nation will see how neighbors are using clean sources of energy to save on energy bills and protect the environment. Through a series of open-houses and informative tours participants learn about renewable energy options, energy efficient design, real-world costs, current rebates available, and other valuable insights.

    On the first Saturday of October each year, Houston's renewable energy & green building leaders host the Houston Solar Tour as part of ASES National Solar Tour. Once again this year, Momentum Bay is helping to coordinate the tour with other members of the Houston Renewable Energy Group. Seven solar homes & one green school will be showcased as part of Houston's Solar Tour this year.

    For more information about the Houston Solar Tour, please visit

    About The National Solar Tour

    The National Solar Tour is held on the first Saturday of each October, National Energy Awareness Month. Tours are held September through November. The National Solar Tour highlights energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and methods that are working and available right now, in real places for real people. These sustainable energy choices help the owners reduce operating costs and improve comfort and health while investing in local communities. Tours show attendees how home and building owners provide for their power needs from the sun, wind and other renewable sources. An increasing focus of tours is on saving energy through building design, energy-efficient appliances and building materials. Tour guests learn how sustainable energy choices protect against power outages, support energy independence and reduce carbon emissions and impacts on the environment. Many tours provide information on utility, state, and federal incentives for the installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. Tours are organized through independent groups including ASES chapters, state energy offices, environmental and conservation groups, solar businesses and volunteers.

    About The American Solar Energy Society

    The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a non-profit 501(c)3 national membership organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar and renewable energy and energy-efficiency technologies and practices that support a sustainable energy economy.

    About Momentum Bay

    Momentum Bay, established in 2002, is a Texas-based “green” management consulting, training, business development, research & public speaking firm. The firm's consultants equip households & mid-sized organizations with relevant information & tools to drive sustainable long-term growth.

    Momentum Bay Associates, Momentum Bay, the Momentum Bay logo & icon, green power 4 Texas, ECO BOOT CAMP, green boot camp, Texas green building tours, & the taglines "Striving for a healthy, sustainable Texas" "Leading leaders to green" "greening your life" "Rely on us to right your sails." "Strategic growth consultants focused on construction & sustainability." are trademarks of Momentum Bay, LLC. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2002-2007 Momentum Bay, LLC. All rights reserved.

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