U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Solar Energy Technologies Program – News
National Solar Tour Comes to All But Four States in October
September 17, 2008
Local tours of solar houses are being offered throughout most of the United States on or about October 4. Enlarge this image.
Credit: MSB Energy Associates
More than 5,000 solar homes, businesses, and schools throughout the United
States will open their doors to the public in September and October
for the National Solar Tour. The annual event is coordinated by the
American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and sponsored by DOE's Office of
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Promoted as the nation's
largest grassroots solar energy event, the ASES National Solar Tour
attracted more than 115,000 people to solar buildings in 46 states
last year, and the event grows bigger every year.
Although most tours will occur on Saturday, October 4, some events
happened as early as late August, while others will stretch into
November, so it's key to check the dates and locations of solar tours
in your state. This year, events are currently scheduled for every
state except Idaho, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, so if you
own a solar home or business or work at a solar school in one of those
states, consider organizing a tour! See the ASES press release and the National Solar Tour Web site.