“They make a real strong and compelling group of advocates for solar energy and the benefits that can be had for everyone as more and more people make the switch to solar energy,” says Delman. The National Solar Tour allows people to interact with others in the community about going solar, as we say at Spotlight on Business, the best way to sell the benefits of a product is to speak to those that are using it and have them sell it for you and that is what The National Solar Tour is all about. It allows those interested in solar to speak with real people and visit real open houses and see real solar energy systems in place and working and allowing them to hear all about the benefits of going solar from those that have made the switch. The National Solar Tour is free and open to the public, officially takes place on October 5th and 6th but there are also events on surrounding weekends as hundreds of people who have gone solar across the nation open their homes, businesses, non- profit organizations, municipal buildings, religious institutions, schools, and community solar gardens, hosting solar open house events to engage their communities around the power of solar energy. This year’s National Solar Tour event currently has over 857 individual solar open house events, 79 locally organized multi-site solar tours and 46 states participating in solar open houses and local tours to help spread the word about going solar. You can see the full list of events on the National Solar Tour and RSVP to attend one or more of them at

The National Solar Tour will empower people across the country to learn about solar technology and the process of going solar from their friends and neighbors. “The National Solar Tour inspires people across the country to make sustainable energy choices.” "The National Solar Tour inspires people across the country to make sustainable energy choices," said Carly Rixham, ASES Executive Director. "Going solar allows people to reduce costs, support energy independence, protect against power outages, and reduce carbon emissions." The 2019 edition of the National Solar Tour marks its 24th Anniversary for this amazing event. "Solar brings people together," said Anya Schoolman, Solar United Neighbors Executive Director. "We're excited to partner with ASES to expand the reach of this great opportunity to learn about solar." If you are not part of the upcoming National Solar Tour but you would still like to spotlight your solar energy system, then the “I Love My Solar” website at, which is a joint project between Solar United Neighbors and Vote Solar, is a great way for you to share your story about going solar with other looking to do the same.




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