Download the booklet HERE! The Annual Solar Tour of Homes is organized by a staff of dedicated volunteers to educate the public on the positive aspects of solar energy and sustainable design.
This year we have over 60 solar and green homes on tour (see map below). Homes are open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, October 3 and 4. Plan your trip in advance with our handy centerfold maps. As you tour the homes, consider energy improvements to your own home.
The self-guided tour of solar and green homes is always held on the first weekend in October. The 2015 tour booklet is available for FREE download here. The booklet contains maps, directions to each home as well as informative articles.
Save your printer’s ink! The full-color printed tour booklet is available for only $5 at these locations:
Beans & Bagels
49 East Patrick St.
17 S. Market St.
14 W. Main St.
5728 Buckeystown Pike
MOM’s Organic Market – Frederick, MD
5273 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD
MOM’s Organic Market – Jessup, MD
7351 Assateague Dr. # 190, Jessup, MD
MOM’s Organic Market – Bowie, MD
6824 Race Track Rd., Bowie, MD
MOM’s Organic Market – Rockville, MD
5566 Randolph Rd., Rockville , MD
MOM’s Organic Market – College Park, MD
9827 Rhode Island Ave, College Park , MD
MOM’s Organic Market – Timonium, MD
20 W. Ridgely Rd., Timonium , MD
MOM’s Organic Market – Waldorf, MD
3301 Plaza Way, Waldorf , MD
MOM’s Organic Market – Ivy City, DC
1501 New York Avenue NE, Washington , DC
MOM’s Organic Market – Alexandria, VA
3831 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria , VA
The 2015 tour will highlight a variety of design, technology and sustainable living concepts being used in homes throughout Maryland.
Most homes and buildings on the tour contain a combination of renewable energy and energy conservation features. Some highlights include:
- Photovoltaic (pv) systems
- Solar hot water systems
- Geothermal systems
- Strawbale construction
- Wind power turbines
- Green roof and water conservation
- Energy-efficient appliances and lighting
- Energy-saving building construction techniques
Many homeowners also practice additional conservation measures, such as composting, native plantings, water gardens and drive fuel-efficient or alternative energy vehicles.
How to Show Your Home on the 2016 Tour
To include your home on the tour, please use the “Contact” form on this website to submit your request before June 1, 2016.
Solar Tour Advertising and Sponsorships
For sponsorship and advertising in the 2016 Maryland or Washington DC Metropolitan area Tour of Homes, please use the “Contact” form on this website to submit your request. The deadline for Ad submissions is June 15, 2016.
The Annual Tour of Solar and Green Homes is organized by a staff of dedicated volunteers to educate the public on the positive aspects of Solar Energy. We are a not for profit 501 (c)(3) organization interested in promoting sustainability and renewable energy.