State College Solar Tour slated for Oct. 7

September 27, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- State College residents are invited to participate in this year’s State College Solar Tour, part of the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) 17th Annual National Solar Tour. Last year, 150,000 people in 49 states and Puerto Rico participated. This is the third year for the State College tour, sponsored by the Penn State ASES Student Chapter.

The State College area tour runs from 1 to 5 p.m. and is free to the public. Stops include several energy-smart, solar-savvy homes and businesses, including Penn State’s MorningStar Solar Home. There will be live Twitter updates for those who wish to join participants during the tour. 

Across the U.S., the National Solar Tour collectively features open house tours of thousands of solar-powered homes, businesses and public agencies to introduce the solar technologies citizens are using to slash monthly energy bills, reduce harmful carbon emissions, assert their energy independence and enjoy tax credits and cash incentives as they improve their property values. The tours also give Americans a glimpse at how a variety of solar systems look in and around structures with different architectural styles.

Other tours in Pennsylvania are planned in Pittsburgh, Gardners, Gettysburg and Franklin County through ASES.

For a schedule of the tour and more information on the Penn State Student Chapter of ASES, visit Learn more about the other Pennsylvania tours at


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Last Updated October 04, 2012