For Immediate Release


Contact: Adrienne Henzmann
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-5703
Phone: (321) 638-1004
FAX: (321) 638-1010
Florida Solar Energy Center Will Host Monthly Tours
The public is invited to tour the University of Central Florida's Florida Solar 
Energy Center for free on the second Thursday of each month.

FSEC staff will conduct the monthly tours of its highly energy-efficient 
facilities beginning Feb. 8, 2007 at 2 p.m. The center is located at 1679 Clearlake Road 
on the Cocoa campus that is shared by UCF and Brevard Community College. Monthly 
tours will be held the second Thursday of each month at 2 p.m.
Each tour will last about one hour and will be followed by a 30-minute video 
entitled "Killowatt Ours." Visitors will have an opportunity to explore the 
FSEC building, one of the most energy-efficient commercial buildings in the world. 
Tour guides will point out some of the features that can be adopted by homeowners 
and businesses to make their buildings more energy efficient.

Tours will include an insider's view of the wide range of research projects 
conducted at FSEC on hydrogen and fuel cells, buildings and energy efficiencies, 
the environment, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy and alternative 
transportation systems.

Visitors must register before the day of the tour since attendance is limited to 
30. Call the FSEC Public Affairs Office at (321) 638-1015 to make a reservation.

The Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central 
Florida, is the largest and most active state-supported energy research institute 
in the country.  Current research activities include solar water and pool heating, 
solar electric and distributed generation systems, energy-efficient buildings, 
alternative transportation systems, hydrogen fuel, fuel cells and other energy 
areas.  For more information about the center, visit or call the 
FSEC Public Affairs Office at (321) 638-1015.