Many homeowners are hesitant to install solar in their homes for various reasons, whether it’s cost or simply not knowing enough information about how it actually works. It’s one thing to read about solar but a whole other story to actually see it as a real application on a home or building.
This weekend, the Scottsdale Green Building Program, Arizona Solar Center and the Arizona Solar Energy Association are sponsoring the Solar and Sustainable Building Tour. Nine Northeast Valley homes and buildings and eight other solar buildings from across the Valley will be on display during this free tour. This event sounds like a great hands-on way to show attendees what they can potentially do at their own homes.
The tour is now in its 14th year with several other tours that took place in the month of October, in conjunction with National Energy Awareness Month.
Next weekend Oct. 31 to Nov.1 the Tucson tour will take place.
These homes are on the Solar and Sustainable Buildings Tour and will be open for viewing this weekend. In addition, several buildings will be on the tour as well. Free tours start hourly from 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Open Saturday and Sunday
- Augspurger solar greenhouse, 11458 E. Christmas Cholla Drive.
- Bauder-Strauss residence, 10875 E. Bahia Drive.
- Edwards residence, 8151 E. Smokehouse Trail.
- Mushorn residence, 25227 N. Roping Road.
Open Saturday only
- Garrett residence, 8502 E. Cactus Wren.
- Green remodel, “Bungalow,” 6613 E. Aster Drive.
- Dalrymple residence, 4622 E. Palo Verde Drive.
- Fuller Paper Palace One, 1 Continental Drive.
Open Sunday only
- Green remodel, “Edible Landscape,” 8243 E. Monte Vista Road.
Find the complete list of homes and buildings here.