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21st Annual Tour of Solar Homes Oct. 1st & 2nd in Washington, D.C.

Posted on the 29 September 2011 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev

21st Annual Tour of Solar Homes Oct. 1st & 2nd in Washington, D.C.For those living in the Washington, D.C. area, you can visit any of 50 energy-efficient homes around the region this weekend to learn about solar power. 2nd Green Revolution visited a home on the circuit two years ago and found the experience pretty interesting and educational.

Here is the information from an email we received about this year’s event. Download the Tour Guide for free at It will act as your map and your ticket into the homes. More details are available on the solar tour website at

This Weekend!  Come on out and bring your family and friends along!

The 21st annual Metro Washington, D.C. Tour of Solar Homes & Buildings will be held on October 1st and 2nd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Over fifty energy-efficient homes and buildings will highlight a variety of solar and passive design, technology and sustainable living concepts, including photovoltaic and solar hot water systems, radiant heat, energy-efficient appliances, and energy-saving building construction techniques.

Additional homes can be viewed on our Sister Solar Tour.  The 2nd Annual Western Maryland Tour of Solar & Green Homes features close to thirty green homes and buildings from Frederick and Washington Counties and West Virginia.  The tour includes a variety of renewable energy improved buildings and properties, as well as residential solar homes featuring many energy efficient improvements.  Also, a self-guided bike tour is planned for some homes on the tour.

The Tour Guide is available for $5 at MOM’s Organic Markets, Summer Delights in Takoma Park, and the Bike and Roll Bikestation at Union Station in DC.  In addition, it can be downloaded for free in September at  More details are available on the solar tour website at in The Western Maryland Tour Guide can be purchased for a tax-deductible $2 fee from participating outlets in Western Maryland. The Tour Guide is both a map and “passport” for admission to the sites and contains directions to each home.

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