Thanks to our Sponsors!

Thanks to our sponsors for the 2015 Solar & Green Home tour. Without their sponsorship we would not be able to produce the tour. Our Sponsors… British American Auto Care: We embrace more than just environmental stewardship. As a family owned business operating in Columbia, MD since 1978, we know that we have to take special […]

2015 Maryland & DC Tour of Solar and Green Homes – FREE Download!

Download the booklet HERE! The Annual Solar Tour of Homes is organized by a staff of dedicated volunteers to educate the public on the positive aspects of solar energy and sustainable design. This year we have over 60 solar and green homes on tour (see map below). Homes are open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, […]

2015 Solar Tour Sponsors

2015 Solar and Green Home Tours (October 3 – 4, 2015) To all of our supporters, we have some exciting news… this year we are combining the Maryland and the DC Metro area solar and green home tours into one huge regional tour. The 2015 Tour Guide: We anticipate that this year’s guide will be 60+ pages […]

Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns Thriving in D.C. Region

Originally published, 2014 Maryland Solar Tour guide by Ellen Post. The world’s carbon-based economies have a problem. Scientists say we must limit global warming to 2°C to avoid catastrophic climate change. To meet this goal, we can burn only 565 gigatons more carbon. But the fossil fuel industry has 2,765 gigatons of carbon in their […]

Save Your Stream From Your Lawn

Originally published, 2014 Maryland Solar Tour guide by Shannon Moore. Your yard is a heaven where dogs frolic, flowers bloom, and a lush green carpet of grass creates a sense of order and calm. It’s also a source of pollution from pet waste and fertilizer. The hot water coming off your roof, walkways and driveways […]

One Day in October

Originally published, 2014 Maryland Solar Tour guide by Ron Kaltenbaugh. The first weekend in October – little did I realize six years ago that this weekend would become so important to me. Discovering the solar tour has sent me down a path leading to many changes in my life, our house, our driving habits, and even […]

Neighbors Going Solar Together, Saving Money

Originally published, 2014 Maryland Solar Tour guide by Emily Stiever. Over the last year more than 500 homeowners from the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area have organized themselves into solar co-ops to go solar together and save money! Working with local non-profit Community Power Network (CPN), the co-op members leverage their collective buying power and […]

2014 Solar Tour Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for the 2014 Solar & Green Home tour. Without their sponsorship we would not be able to produce the tour. Our Sponsors… Sustainable Design Group: The mission of Sustainable Design Group is to build homes and communities that are in complete harmony with man, nature and the spirit of the place. We […]

2014 Maryland Tour of Solar and Green Homes

The Annual Solar Tour of Homes is organized by a staff of dedicated volunteers to educate the public on the positive aspects of solar energy and sustainable design. This year we have 46 solar and green homes on tour. Homes are open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, October 4 and 5. Plan your trip in […]

2014 Tour Homes

1. Myersville, MD (address available in booklet) ABOUT THE HOME: This is a 3,300 square foot Net Zero Home, which means it produces as much energy than it uses. This home has a 10.5 kilowatt PV solar system with battery backup along with 4-(30 tube) solar thermal panels. With the energy efficiency upgrades they were […]