Williamsburg home to have open house as part of National Solar Tour Saturday

A Williamsburg home will have an open house to showcase its solar energy system as part of the National Solar Tour Saturday.

The local home that’s participating in the national campaign to raise awareness about solar energy is at 109 Adams St. The house will be open to visitors who are curious about solar energy 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, according to a Solar United Neighbors news release.

“Attending a solar open house is a great way for homeowners who have thought about installing a solar system to learn about the process from someone who has gone solar themselves,” Solar United Neighbors spokesman Zach Schalk wrote in the release.

Solar United Neighbors is a solar energy advocacy group that operates solar co-ops across the country. Homeowners interested in harnessing solar energy join the co-ops to lower the costs associated with installation.

The Williamsburg house has a 8.58 kW solar system that was installed this year within the city’s architectural review board district, the release states.

Homeowners across the Hampton Roads region are participating in the National Solar Tour, which is in 23rd year. This year’s event features more than 700 tour sites in 48 states, the release states.

In addition to homes in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, a home at 5619 Dogwood Forest Drive in Gloucester is also participating. That open house runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The house has a passive solar system that was constructed in 1985, according to the release.

To RSVP to a tour, visit nationalsolartour.org/tour-locations.

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