The Kentucky Solar Energy Society


Upcoming events

    • 26 Aug 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Louisville, KY

    Tour of a Big Solar Facility
    Solar Over Louisville is organizing a tour of the first large utility scale solar installation in Kentucky. The new 10 MW solar facility at the Brown power plant in Harrodsburg went into full production in June, 2016.

    It’s 3,000 times bigger than the rooftop solar system at my residence, covering over 40 acres. So it’s much larger than anything we’ve seen on the local annual solar tour. Should be pretty exciting have a tour and have LG&E staff tell all about it.

    Tour details: On Friday, August 26, depart Louisville 9 am. We expect to rent a 15 passenger van, and will ask for a contribution of $15 per head. Plan to arrive at a Harrodsburg staging point about 11 am. The Brown power plant has no parking lot, so we have to squeeze into the minimum number of vehicles at a nearby location.

    We need registrations by COB August 18th, and request a payment by Aug. 23 from those who are going to take the van.

    Please use the link herein to register, which will capture all the information we need to provide to LG&E about people who will be in the tour party. 

    Registration Link for tour:

    Also a good idea if you reply by email and tell me if you (or a group) are going to come. (If we get a lot of sign-ups, we’ll have to adjust the transportation). [mcmulw at Gmail dot com]

    We expect to tour the power plant solar facility for about an hour, and then go to lunch in either Harrodsburg or Shaker Village. We will also have an opportunity to tour the Wilderness Trace Solar manufacturing installation, which is about 5 miles from the Brown plant. (Possibly a smaller group will do this). We expect to return to Louisville about 3:45 – 4 pm. 

    • 21 Sep 2016
    • 22 Sep 2016
    • Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, KY

    Governor's Conference on Energy and the Environment

     Sept. 21-22, 2016 

     Lexington Convention Center

    For more information, go to

    • 28 Sep 2016
    • 4 Louisville Locations on Aug. 16, Aug. 31, Sept. 14, Sept. 28

    Solar Over Louisville is offering workshops that will be presented on four dates at the following locations:
    • Tuesday, August 16, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, St. Matthews Library
    • Wednesday, August 31, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Portland Library
    • Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Shawnee Library
    • Wednesday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Bon Air Regional Library

    For more information, visit

    • 08 Oct 2016
    • Various

    Solar Tour 2016 - Saturday, October 8

    This  annual event will be held on Saturday, September 10 in Berea and on Saturday, October 8th in Lexington, Louisville, Elizabethtown, Bowling Green, and Northern Kentucky.  

    ALL are invited to attend this FREE event where you can tour existing solar installations to see how Kentucky families and businesses are harnessing free energy from the sun to generate electricity, warm and cool their homes, heat water, charge their electric cars, and slash monthly utility bills.  Each tour will offer in-depth information and direct perspectives from homeowners, businesses and solar installers about the costs, processes and economic and environmental benefits of going solar.  You will have an opportunity to tour solar homes and businesses harnessing the power of the sun, interact with solar installers and learn more about how to put solar to work for YOU!  

    We will continue to update with details as the event date draws near.  Hope to see you there!

    • 08 Oct 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • American Technical Services, 5825 Bullittsville Road Burlington, KY 41005

    Northern Kentucky Solar Tour 2016

    The Northern Kentucky Solar Tour will be held on Saturday, October 8. This year's event will feature keynote speaker, US Congressman Thomas Massie, who will share information on his solar and off grid life on his farm located right here in Northern Kentucky.  In addition, we'll  have education sessions, demonstrations, self-guided home tours and an after party celebration. 

    For more information, please contact Don Adams or go to


    9 a.m. - 2 p.m              

    Solar Tour Kickoff and Demonstration

    American Technical Services

    5825 Bullittsville Road

    Burlington, KY 41005


    2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


    Boone County Public Main Library

    1786 Burlington Pike

    Burlington, KY 41005

    TEL: 859-689-0435

    Keynote Speaker: US Congressman Thomas Massie will talk about his off grid life on his farm here in Northern Kentucky. Other Speakers include Don and Dan Adams who will share experiences and successes using solar in Northern Kentucky. In addition, all are welcome to meet with several solar installers from our area to talk about options for solar in your homes and neighborhoods.

    • 08 Oct 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bellarmine University, Pasteur Hall, 2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40205

    Louisville Solar Tour 2016

    The Louisville Solar Tour will be held on Saturday, October 8. This year's event will feature an educational overview, self-guided home tours and an after party celebration. For more information, please contact Robert Chatham or go to


    10 am -noon                 

    Bellarmine University, Pasteur Hall, 2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40205, click here for map.

    Kickoff, education and tour information (plus Electric Vehicles outside)

    Educational Presentations:

    • Solar 101 basic principals
    • Energy Efficiency
    • Regulations & Net Metering
    • NEC updated code
    11 am - 2 pm Self-guided vehicle & bike tours (more information will be provided 2 weeks prior to the event
    11 am - 2 pm Open Homes for the Public to visit and talk with homeowners and installers (use the website to find the homes, sites will be added up to 2 weeks prior to October 8th)
    2 pm - 5 pm Apocalypse Brewery Works, 1612 Mellwood Ave, click here for map.
    After-party celebration + meet the installer + tabling by non-profits that promote sustainability

    • 18 Oct 2016
    • 19 Oct 2016
    • Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center, Louisville, KY

    KySES will be hosting a table at the Building a Stronger Kentucky 2016 Kentucky Affordable Housing Conference.  This is the premier housing event where affordable housing professionals gather to network, get up-to-date information from housing industry experts on a wide range of topics, and learn more about innovative solutions to affordable housing. Watch KHC eGrams for updates!

    To register and for more information, go to

Past events

11 Jul 2016 PV Training Info
30 Jun 2016 Solar Over Louisville Workshop Series
17 Jun 2016 Midwest Renewable Energy Association Energy Fair
11 Jun 2016 Mighty Kindness Hoot
14 May 2016 KySES Annual Meeting & Board Elections
10 May 2016 KAM Energy Conference
16 Apr 2016 Louisville Zoo Earth Day Celebration
13 Apr 2016 Solar Training at MREA
26 Mar 2016 Solar Presentation
09 Mar 2016 Clean Energy Lobby Day #2
05 Mar 2016 7th Annual Growing Appalachia Conference
01 Mar 2016 Clean Energy Lobby Day #1
19 Feb 2016 Bluegrass IPL Gathering
18 Feb 2016 Solar Presentation
07 Feb 2016 Kentucky Conservation Committee Annual Meeting
07 Feb 2016 Solar Over Louisville Presentation
02 Feb 2016 Kentucky County Day School Environmental Sciences Class
08 Dec 2015 Air & Waste Management Association Kentucky Chapter Luncheon Meeting
19 Nov 2015 Webinar: Linking and Leveraging Energy Programs for Low-Income Households
13 Nov 2015 Green Building Council Solar Event
07 Nov 2015 Pipelines, Fracking, and Kentucky's Future Beyond Fossil Fuels
21 Oct 2015 KY National Bioenergy Day
21 Oct 2015 National Bioenergy Day
10 Oct 2015 2015 Lexington Solar Tour
10 Oct 2015 2015 Northern Kentucky Solar Tour
10 Oct 2015 2015 Louisville Solar Tour
10 Oct 2015 2015 Elizabethtown Solar Tour
10 Oct 2015 2015 Bowling Green Solar Tour
10 Oct 2015 2015 Berea-Lexington-Richmond Solar Tour
08 Oct 2015 Bellarmine University Energy Students and Faculty
29 Sep 2015 The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) Demo Expo
18 Sep 2015 Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival
15 Sep 2015 Sierra Club
08 Sep 2015 Ky Governor's Conference on Energy and Environment
05 Sep 2015 Flea Off Market
25 Aug 2015 Louisville Solar Summit
28 Jul 2015 ASES 2015 National Solar Conference
23 Jul 2015 ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Training
09 May 2015 KySES Annual Membership Meeting & Board Elections
25 Apr 2015 Springfield Green Festival
20 Mar 2015 Go Green, Save Green Workshop
25 Feb 2015 Green Buildings Lobby Day
05 Feb 2015 Clean Energy Lobbying Day
28 Jan 2015 KY U.S. Green Building Council Networking Event
19 Jan 2015 Louisville League of Women Voters Meeting
17 Jan 2015 Kentucky Conservation Committee Annual Meeting
20 Oct 2014 Solar Power International conference
11 Oct 2014 Louisville 2014 Solar Tour
11 Oct 2014 Berea 2014 Solar Tour & Fair
04 Oct 2014 Frankfort-area 2014 Solar Tour/Open House
30 Sep 2014 Maysville Energy Fair and Energy Blast
04 Aug 2014 Solar PV Installer training
21 Jul 2014 Solar PV Installer training
12 Jul 2014 Are you ready to go solar?
06 Jul 2014 ASES National Solar Conference
26 Jun 2014 The future of Clean Energy in Ohio after SB310
17 May 2014 Lexington Peace Fair - 8th Annual
10 May 2014 KySES Annual Meeting
22 Apr 2014 Georgetown College Earth Day
27 Mar 2014 Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Western KY
26 Feb 2014 Kentucky's Clean Energy Lobby Day
16 Nov 2013 KySES Annual Meeting
11 Nov 2013 GEO Offers PV Certification Training Course in Westerville, OH.
26 Oct 2013 Installation Demonstration
05 Oct 2013 Kentucky's Annual Solar Tour
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