See how homes use solar power in different ways during the Hampton Roads Solar Tour Oct. 6-7.
A major new feature this year is an extension of the tour to the Middle Peninsula, according to Ken Wright, spokesman for the tour, which is sponsored by the Hampton Roads Solar Group and the Hampton Roads Green Building Council.
"We expect to have at least six sites open for viewing and learning in the Gloucester, Mathews, and Piankatank areas," he says in a press release.
"These are great homes with lots of examples of renewable energy, energy conservation, and sustainable building, and enthusiastic owners."
The Middle Peninsula part of the tour will be open only on Saturday, Oct. 6, along with sites on the Southside (Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake)."
On Sunday, Oct 7, homes on the Virginia Peninsula (Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, Lanexa) will be open. That tour will begin with a special, one time, no cost tour of the Living Green House at the Virginia Living Museum at 10 a.m.
The entire tour is self-guided and free, and features more than 20 homes that run on solar energy.
To get a map of the tour, visit www.hrsolartour.com.