Michigan Solar Home & Sustainability Tour
Saturday, October 3, 2015
American Solar Energy Society's (ASES) National Solar Home Tour is the world's largest grassroots solar event. The Great Lakes Renewable Energy Assoc., the Michigan state chapter of ASES, assists volunteer coordinators who organize community tours that you can attend.
Now in its 20th year, this event offers you the opportunity to tour innovative green homes and buildings to see how you can use solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies to reduce monthly utility bills and help our environment. More than 150,000 participants will visit some 5,000 buildings across the U.S.
Local Solar Tours
Ann Arbor – 10:00-4:00 Ann Arbor Tour Map
Chelsea Area – 10:00-4:00
Start the tour at the Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, where you can pick up a listing of tour sites and other valuable information. New locations this year.
Flint Area - 10:00-2:00 Start the tour at 265 E. Rolston Rd., Linden 48451. Jeremy Zinn, Oak Electric, will show off his house and provide a map to other solar tour sites.
Lansing Area - Check the web site for specific tour times. Lansing Solar Tour
Traverse City – Beginning at 10:00 am at NMC Aero Park Campus
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities & Northwestern Michigan College Extended Education have teamed up to host the solar tour in the Traverse City Area.
Ground Work Center Clean Energy
West Michigan - 9:00-1:00 https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zfBZnETn-O6Y.kbVRCKk-eewc&usp=sharing
Ypsilanti – 10:00-4:00
Visit over two dozen solar installation within Ypsilanti. This year's tour will start at the Ypsilanti Freighthouse located at 100 Rice Street in Ypsilanti's Depot Town. SolarYpsi founder, Dave Strenski, will be giving continuous solar presentations and answering any questions you might have. From there it's a short walk or drive to see many different examples of solar installations.