BOULDER, Colo., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is proud to announce the 2021 edition of the National Solar Tour. This largest annual grassroots solar event will take place virtually and in neighborhoods nationwide the weekend of October 2-3, 2021.The ASES National Solar Tour is a collection of Local Solar Tours, as well as standalone Solar Sites across the country. It is an opportunity for local solar enthusiasts to come together and share their unique solar story with others.
The forms are now open to sign up your Local Solar Tour or Solar Site on the National Solar Tour! The largest grassroots solar event will happen virtually and in neighborhoods near you, October 2-3, 2021, but you can host your Local Solar Tour or Solar Site anytime throughout the year. The deadline to sign up your Local Solar Tour or Solar Site is August 15. Learn more at nationalsolartour.org.
The National Solar Tour helps to spread solar contagion, where homes, businesses, schools, and other organizations across the country open their doors, yards and roofs to neighbors who are looking to learn more about how they can utilize renewable energy. It is about neighbors talking to each other about solar, energy efficiency, other sustainable upgrades, financing, recommendations on installers, local laws or issues. It's also an opportunity to connect in person or virtually, locally or globally. With virtual tours coming into play again this year, ASES is expanding to an even broader solar network.
Solar advocates are encouraged to organize Local Solar Tours and Solar Sites in their neighborhoods or online. The National Solar Tour will closely monitor and follow the CDC guidelines for attendees and hosts. Tour organizers can host Local Solar Tours and Solar Sites completely outside, inside with masks and social distancing, fully virtual or do a mix of virtual and in-person. However you decide to host a Local Solar Tour or Solar Site, you will help the National Solar Tour empower people nationwide to learn about solar technology and the process of going solar from their friends, neighbors and other solar enthusiasts.
“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 and reduce carbon emissions.“