National Solar Tour

Have a look inside green, energy-efficient homes and buildings in your area to find out how you can tap renewables, slash your energy bills and more.
By Megan E. Phelps
August/September 2012
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An Oregon tour group participates in the annual National Solar Tour.
PHOTO: ASES NATIONAL SOLAR TOUR


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This October, take part in the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour to visit green homes near you. This event is not one but hundreds of local affiliated solar tours across the United States, and it’s a great opportunity to hear homeowners talk about their real-life experiences with renewable energy.

The official date is Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 but many communities schedule tours earlier or later, so visit the American Solar Energy Society website for details on a tour near you.


Megan E. Phelps is a freelance writer based in Kansas. She enjoys reading and writing about all things related to sustainable living including homesteading skills, green building and renewable energy. You can find her on .



















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