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Illinois Solar Tour

The 2023 Solar Tour was on Saturday, September 30th!

Watch this space for info on the 2024 Solar Tour!

The 2023 Illinois Solar Tour took place on Saturday, September 30th! Home and business owners with renewable energy installations opened their homes to the public and shared their passion, knowledge, and experience of owning, maintaining, and living with renewable energy. 

The 2023 Solar Tour was available in a hybrid format, offering both in-person and video tours. Please check individual sites to see which types of tours were offered.

Types of Tours:

    • In-Person: The home or business owner will be there to talk about their installation and answer questions; may or may not include going inside to see equipment
    • Video: The home or business owner filmed a video tour of their system, which is viewable online
    • Walk-By Solar Home: The home or business owner will not be available to greet visitors; visitors can view the system from outside

    Click the pictures below to find out who has solar in your area.

    Entries include pictures, system information, and videos from the solar home or business owner! Every solar story is different; these photos and videos will speak to each individual's experience in going solar!

    This FREE event offers the opportunity to tour innovative green homes and buildings, and see how solar energy can be used efficiently. The tour hopes to inspire people across the state to make sustainable energy choices that reduce costs, support energy independence, protect against power outages, and reduce carbon emissions.

    This is a chance to see affordable and practical technologies in your neighborhood that benefit the environment and are part of the solution to our nation’s energy problems. If you are considering solar energy, please check out a site near you, or browse through the Solar Tour videos and Zoom Solar Tour recordings to learn more.

    Attend the Solar Tour to:

    • Learn how home and business owners are utilizing solar and other clean energies to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and to become energy independent
    • Meet people who have renewable energy installations, learn why they did it, the process, what they love about it and lessons learned
    • Learn about the different technologies and see how they are installed
    • Hear how different renewable energy technologies work together
    • Find out all of the ways you can use clean energy to power your life

    Find a Solar Tour Site Near You!

    Click on the regions below to see individual Solar Tour sites and Community Solar Tours

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