The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and Solar United Neighbors (SUN) announced the largest annual grassroots solar event will take place in neighborhoods nationwide the weekend of October 5-6. The National Solar Tour will empower people across the country to learn about solar technology and the process of going solar from their friends and neighbors. The National Solar Tour is the largest grassroots solar event in the nation.
“The National Solar Tour inspires people across the country to make sustainable energy choices,” said Carly Rixham, ASES executive director. “Going solar allows people to reduce costs, support energy independence, protect against power outages and reduce carbon emissions.”
The 2019 edition of the National Solar Tour marks its 24th anniversary. This is the first time Solar United Neighbors has participated in the effort. This year’s tour will also be the first to host solar open houses in every state with a goal of engaging over 50,000 people attending and hosting as part of the tour.
“Solar brings people together,” said Anya Schoolman, Solar United Neighbors executive director. “We’re excited to partner with ASES to expand the reach of this great opportunity to learn about solar.”
Local organizers interested in organizing a local tour can sign up by August 30 at nationalsolartour.org/localtour. Solar homeowners interested in hosting a solar open house as part of the tour as well as those interested in finding local solar open houses on the tour in their area can sign up to participate at: nationalsolartour.org.
News item from the American Solar Energy Society