For Media You can find our press release here The National Solar Tour is organized jointly by the American Solar Energy Society and Solar United Neighbors. Media inquiries related to the National Solar Tour can be directed to either organization: Solar United Neighbors Ben Delman 202-888-3602 [email protected] American Solar Energy Society Carly Cipolla [email protected] What is the National Solar Tour? The National Solar Tour is the nation’s largest grassroots solar event. Across the country, homeowners, businesses, volunteers, solar installers, public officials, and grassroots organizations put out the welcome mat. They make open house tours of energy efficient and solar-powered buildings available to the public. The sheer numbers of those involved – and the enthusiasm and participation the tour gains each year – make the National Solar Tour more than an event; it’s a movement. When does the National Solar Tour occur? The majority of open houses are happening October 5 and 6, 2019. Some local ASES chapters organize tours to take place earlier in the year to avoid inclement weather. Others are scheduled on different dates so as not to conflict with perennial local events. Check out our comprehensive map to see the full list of solar open house locations across the country. Who participates in the National Solar Tour? Although the National Solar Tour is organized by ASES and Solar United Neighbors, it’s a grassroots movement. More than 400 organizations, installers, and non-profits locally coordinate, sponsor, and promote these open houses. The homeowners and businesses who share their personal stories to educate others about the benefits of energy-efficient living make this event a success. Why does the National Solar Tour matter? There are many reasons why solar energy matters. Billions of dollars have been invested to drive energy independence, national security, and job creation. Renewable energy allows homeowners to drastically reduce their monthly energy bills and benefit from various financial incentives. The solar and renewable energy industry creates jobs that are outpacing many traditional sectors of America’s economy. The National Solar Tour keeps these conversations current and helps inspire people to have a voice in how they get their energy. The Tour educates people about energy issues, the challenges we face, and the sustainable solutions we have within reach. Who’s talking about the National Solar Tour? Click here to see some of the coverage the Tour has received this year.