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Seeing REDD: Close Up Look at Renewable Energy Technologies

Jun 9, 2014

Anyone interested in seeing renewable energy technologies up close is invited to a Saturday, June 21, tour of the REDD facility (Renewable Energy Deployment and Display) at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno.

The primary focus of the tour will be on solar water and space heating. These technologies and others are producing energy for the DRI’s REDD house, a 1,200-square-foot modular house that’s powered almost entirely by the sun and wind. REDD serves as a renewable energy research lab for DRI scientists, other research institutes and private businesses.

Local solar heating contractors will be available at the event to answer questions about the solar space and water heating installations that are eligible for rebates from NV Energy’s RenewableGenerations program, which provides financial incentives to NV Energy customers who install renewable energy equipment at their homes and businesses. About 54 megawatts of renewable energy have been installed statewide since the start of the program 10 years ago.

Tours will be held every half hour from 10 a.m. to noon at the REDD building located at 2215 Raggio Parkway in Reno.

For more information about the renewable energy incentives offered by NV Energy, visit

For further information: Karl Walquist (775) 834-3891