October 6 & 7, 2018

The National Solar Tour is the largest grassroots solar, renewable energy, and sustainable living event in the nation. A collection of solar open houses and local solar tours around the country, the Tour occurs October 6 & 7 and the surrounding weekends. The Tour brings together solar supporters, home and business owners, and community members together to celebrate and help grow solar in their communities. Solar homes, businesses, non-profit organizations, municipal buildings, places of worship, schools, and community solar gardens are all invited to host open houses on the National Solar Tour.

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Sign up!

 

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2018 National Solar Tour Location Map

The National Solar Tour is a collection of solar open houses and local solar tours in cities and towns across the country. Homeowners, businesses, nonprofits, and solar enthusiasts open their doors to friends and neighbors interested in learning about solar. In past years, we’ve had thousands of open house hosts and attendees nationwide. This year we’re going even bigger! Check the map below to find Tour dates and locations in your area.

View the full list of solar open house locations on the Tour:

Tour Locations

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New this year

This year the American Solar Energy Society is excited to partner with Solar United Neighbors in organizing the 2018 National Solar Tour. A national organization representing the needs and interests of solar owners and supporters, Solar United Neighbors helps people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights. Together, ASES and Solar United Neighbors are working to organize the largest national solar tour in history.

To help us get there, any solar home or business owner around the country can now host a solar open house, regardless of whether there is a local ASES chapter tour in your area. Non-profit organizations, municipal buildings, places of worship, schools, and community solar gardens are also invited to host open houses on the Tour.

Yes, that means anyone who has solar across the country can now participate in the National Solar Tour! All you need to do is sign up to host a solar open house. Every solar open house host that signs up will receive a resource package in the mail as well as an individual online RSVP webpage and flyers to help promote your solar open house with your network and in your community. Your solar open house will be added to our National Solar Tour Map and we’ll stay in touch with you to provide more information and helpful solar open house tips, leading up to the Tour. If you’re participating in a local ASES chapter tour, let us know when you register and we’ll note your local ASES chapter affiliation.

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Powering change in neighborhoods and communities

Solar open houses are a chance to visit homes and businesses that use solar energy, green building design, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and other innovative or proven technologies. See local renewable energy in action! Ask home and business owners about their systems. Network with other solar tourists from your area for a fun and educational experience.

Visit solar open houses on the Tour to learn about:

  • Reducing electricity costs;
  • Supporting energy independence;
  • Protecting against power outages;
  • Reducing carbon emissions; and
  • Much more!