2017 National Solar Tour · USA · October (dates vary by region)
The largest grassroots solar, renewable energy and sustainable living event in the nation.

The National Solar Tour takes place in cities and towns across the country. We open doors to 30,000 participants in 60+ locations nationwide. Many local tours are held in October during Energy Awareness Month. Other dates vary depending on local climate. Check the map to the right to find dates and locations in your area.

Powering change at the neighborhood and community level.

ASES solar tour
Solar Decathlon house

Solar tours offer opportunities to visit homes and businesses utilizing solar energy, green building design, energy efficiency, wind power, electric vehicles, and other innovative or proven technologies. See them in action. Ask home and business owners about their processes or costs. Network with other solar tourists for a fascinating and educational experience.

Visit tour sites to learn about:

  • Reducing costs
  • Supporting energy independence
  • Protecting against power outages
  • Reducing carbon emissions

Coordinated nationally each year by the American Solar Energy Society, these events are made possible with the collaboration of dozens of outstanding partner organizations.

ASES is pleased to have been awarded a Department of Energy Catalyst Sunshot award for the National Solar Tour.

“Sustainable living is not only good for the planet, it’s good for our wallets. 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