Pickards Mountain Eco Institute
April 24 -25 , 2010
Strata Solar / Solar Tech South will participate in the Farm and Solar Tour this weekend, April 24 – 25, at Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute from 1-5 pm each day. The Farm and Solar tour welcomes visitors to tour participating area farms that promote green energy, sustainability projects, and a genuine concern for the environment. The tour includes a Schuco System solar farm consisting of 500 (100kw) ground mounted solar panels designed by Strata Solar / Solar Tech South.
Pickards Mountain is an educational farm and sustainability learning center residing on 350 acres outside Chapel Hill. Pickards Mountain utilizes three types of renewable energy: Bio-Diesel, Wind Energy and Solar Power. A hybrid wind and solar system provides all of the electricity for the farm, bio-diesel refinery and living village.
Tickets for the farm and solar tour may be purchased at Weaver Street Market, (Chapel Hill and Carrboro locations) and also online at www.carolinafarmstewards.org.
Lt. Governor Walter Dalton joined Marcus Wilhelm, owner of Strata Solar / Solar Tech South, and Tim Tobin, owner of Pickards Mountain for a tour of the Eco-Institute earlier this week to discuss green energy and sustainability projects. Toubin is also a partner in the new Greenbridge Condominium project in downtown Chapel Hill.