What: A tour of Solar in Wisconsin — tour homes and businesses that are using solar technology to generate their own electricity! Site tours are self-guided, free and open to the public. This is a great opportunity for solar owners to share their experiences and help others who are considering going solar gain a greater level of comfort with the process, hopefully encouraging them to go solar themselves.
Who: The MREA is organizing the Wisconsin Solar Tour in conjunction with the National Solar Tour, organized by the American Solar Energy Society. The Wisconsin portion of the tour will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019. We invite all solar owners in Wisconsin to register their site on the tour. Anyone who is curious about solar should attend!
Why: Homes and businesses throughout the Nation will open their doors to demonstrate and share strategies for energy-efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable living. It is an opportunity for those who are considering going solar to see solar energy at work, ask questions, and interact with those already using the technology.
Host Site Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
A: Not if you don’t want to. You can conduct the tour outside of your home, showing renewable energy systems, and components like inverters or meters, any energy efficient features, sustainable living techniques, and landscaping. It’s a great way to show folks who are unfamiliar with solar energy, just how simple, and beneficial it is.
A: If you’re not sure of the answer a visitor asks, that’s ok!
We’ve put together informational solar resources to have at the ready and on display for guests. Direct them to the resources you’ve printed out, and let them know they can contact the Midwest Renewable Energy Association for more information and courses. email@example.com, www.MidwestRenew.org, or 715-592-6595.
A: We’ve put together some resources for you to promote your Solar Tour Site.
Word of mouth is a great way to let people know about the Wisconsin Solar Tour. You can also invite people to the event on Facebook!
Additionally, letting your local paper or radio station know about your participation as a site on the Wisconsin Solar Tour is a great way to let people know about the tour and your site. Write a letter to the editor, and send it to your local newspaper, or give your favorite station a call.
A: We’ve put together some resources to help you prepare for your Tour. We recommend saving some copies of your utility bills to show folks how clean energy breaks down on your monthly bill. In section five of the Solar Open House Toolkit you will find additional information about event preparation.
If you have any questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org