BlueChip Energy Hosts Solar Tour in Support of the World’s Largest Grassroots Solar Event

More Than 5,000 Homes, Schools & Businesses Nationwide Participating In 17th Annual ASES National Solar Tour To Help Homeowners Cut Energy Costs, Enjoy Tax Credits & Assert Their Energy Independence

Lake Mary, Florida, September 26, 2012 – BlueChip Energy (BCE) a fully-integrated solar energy provider for residential, commercial and utility applications, joins the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and hundreds of solar-savvy installers and grassroots organizations throughout America to showcase more than 5,000 solar-powered homes, schools and businesses ―  in  Florida and across North America — for the 17th Annual National Solar Tour, the world’s largest grassroots solar event.

The event, slated for October 6th, showcases the solar technologies Floridians are using to 1) drastically reduce monthly energy bills, 2) reduce harmful carbon emissions, and 3) enjoy rich tax credits and cash incentives as they improve their property values.

“Learning about clean energy options that provide tax breaks, lower energy bills and cleaner communities is something homeowners can do to address America’s addiction to fossil fuels,” said Lawrence Hefler, Director of Marketing for BCE “The ASES National Solar Tour shows families real-life examples of how their neighbors are harnessing free energy from the sun to generate electricity, warm and cool their homes, heat water and slash monthly utility bills,” he said.

On October 6th, BlueChip Energy will hold an open house and tour of the Solar Factory Store and Rinehart rooftop solar farm at its facility located in Lake Mary, Florida.

Last year, solar tours attracted more than 150,000 people in 49 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. Tours afford participants the direct perspectives of homeowners and installers about the costs, processes and economic and environmental benefits of going solar. The tours also give local residents and business owners a chance to learn how solar panels are manufactured and how a solar system works. This Tour is free and open to the public. Learn more about a tour in your community at: ases.org/tour.

ABOUT BLUECHIP ENERGY:  BlueChip Energy, LLC (BCE) is a fully-integrated solar PV power generator, occupying all segments of the solar power value chain, from manufacturing of solar panels and balance of systems components, to the sale of turnkey solar power plants – and electricity – to utility, commercial and residential customers. BCE develops finances, constructs, operates, and monitors solar plants for companies and individuals, as well as for its own portfolio. www.bluechipenergy.net

ABOUT THE AMERICAN SOLAR ENERGY SOCIETY:  For more than 50 years the American Solar Energy Society has led the renewable energy revolution. It is the nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the use of solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies across North America. ASES leads national efforts to promote solar energy education, public outreach, and advocacy. www.ases.org