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2013 RPU Hosted Community Education Classes

Residential
Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Whether you are building a new home or considering a new heating and cooling
system for your present one, consider the economic and environmental advantages
of geothermal technology. It is the world’s most advanced, most cost-effective
heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for new or existing
homes. This class will provide you with geothermal basics: what it does and how
it works. It uses the ground as a heating and cooling source-learn how.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems can provide greater comfort and energy
savings. Find out information on federal tax credits and Rochester Public
Utilities’ installation incentives.

Instructor: Arnie
Lorimor.

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Session(s): 1
Location: Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center



Solar Energy for Your Home or Business

An overview of solar electric and solar heating systems will be presented.
There will be many photos of solar installations so that you can get a good
idea of what they look like and how they are installed. Many basic questions
will be addressed such as: How well does solar energy work in Minnesota? How
much energy do the systems produce? What are the costs involved and overall
economics? What incentives are available? Is there any maintenance? There will
be plenty of time for questions and discussion. The instructor is the owner of
Solar Connection,
www.solarconnectioninc.com a solar energy design and installation company located in
Rochester. Find out information on federal tax credits and Rochester Public
Utilities’ installation incentives.

Instructor: Curt
Shellum. Curt is a licensed general contractor and a NABCEP Certified PV
Installerâ„¢. NABCEP is the National Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.

Date: Saturday, February
2, 2013
Time: 10 am-12 pm
Session(s): 1
Location: Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center

Registration for a Community
Education class can be made by calling 507.328.4000 or online through the
Rochester Community Education website (wwwrochesterce.org).

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