The ASES National Solar Tour offers the opportunity to tour innovative green homes and buildings to see how you can use solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies to reduce monthly utility bills and help tackle climate change. More than 165,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities across North America.
Now in its 18th year, this event is coordinated nationally by ASES in collaboration with dozens of outstanding partner organizations. Most tours occur on Saturday, October 5, 2013, but be sure to check for earlier dates and even some week-long celebrations!
In addition to highlighting available solar options, an increasing focus of the tour is on energy-saving techniques and sustainability through green building design, energy efficient appliances, and use of green materials during remodeling. Tours also provide helpful, real-world examples of costs and how to save money with federal, state, and local incentives.
Ultimately the tour inspires people across the nation to make sustainable energy choices that help lower costs, support energy independence, protect against power outages, and reduce carbon emissions. Be part of the renewable energy revolution.
“Sustainable living is not only good for the planet, it’s good for our wallets,” said Ed Begley, Jr., “The National Solar Tour offers families an opportunity to have meaningful conversations with friends and neighbors who’re reaping the benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency each and every day. It’s a great way to get an up-close and personal perspective on how easy it can be to live the green life — and how rewarding. ” - Ed Begley, Jr