National Solar Tour

The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is organizing its 27th National Solar Tour this year on October 1&2. Homes, schools, and businesses nationwide are participating in this event. The purpose of the tour is to increase awareness of the costs, processes, and economic and environmental benefits of going solar

Through self-guided tours, people are able to have direct contact with solar site owners about cutting energy costs, enjoying tax credits, improving property value, and asserting energy independence. The national tour offers a glimpse at how a variety of solar systems look in and around structures with different architectural styles. It is truly a wonderful opportunity to be in contact with real-life examples of how local people are harnessing free energy from the sun to generate electricity, warm and cool their homes, heat water and slash monthly utility bills.

To find a site near you, go to, for the ASES National Solar Tour map and more information about this non-profit organization, which since 1954 has been leading the renewable energy revolution. For information about the tour in my community, please review “spotlight” within this site.

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