This is an excerpt from EERE Network News, a weekly electronic newsletter.

September 29, 2004

National Solar Tour Kicks Off on October 2nd

October 2nd marks the date for this year's National Solar Tour, during which homes, schools, churches, and businesses across the United States will open their doors to the public to show how solar energy and energy efficiency are being put to work. Last year's tour attracted 35,000 visitors in nearly 800 communities in 45 states; this year, the ninth annual National Solar Tour is offering tours in 37 states plus the District of Columbia. The tours are organized by chapters of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), state energy offices, and volunteer groups. See the ASES press release and to find out if there's a tour near you, visit the ASES Web site.