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2014 Minnesota Solar Tour




October 4th, 2014


Sponsored by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES), the Minnesota Solar Tour features 50+ exemplary homes, businesses, and institutions that have incorporated renewable energy into the design and operation of their buildings. From geothermal heat pumps using the earth as a huge thermal buffer to wind turbines elegantly spinning in the breeze and the many incarnations of solar energy between earth and sky, this event offers local residents an opportunity to find out how their neighbors are trimming their energy bills, increasing their energy independence, and taking steps to address global warming. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in solar and other renewable energies to view installations and talk with building owners, builders, architects, and planners about their experiences.

We invite you to join us on the next Minnesota Solar Tour! See renewable energy technology in action, and meet people who have learned from experience.


Click here to see the sites!


Metro Area sites will be on display May 30th on the EcoMetro Tour!


Put Your Site on the Tour

If you have installed a solar electric, solar hot water, passive or active solar hot air, ground-source heat, and/or wind energy system at your home or business and would like to have your site in the Solar Tour, we invite you to apply to be a site. Contact Chris Meyer to discuss what is involved in being a Tour Site at

For Tour Site Owners and Volunteers:
Solar Tour Overview Video

Volunteer as a Site Guide

With over 50 sites on the Minnesota Solar Tour, we need volunteers to help staff the sites in shifts from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2014. We have many new and interesting sites on the tour this year, and this is an excellent opportunity to understand a site and help visitors learn more about real energy alternatives. Training is provided on-site.

Please email to volunteer at a site on the 2014 Minnesota Solar Tour.

Previous Minnesota Solar Tours

2012 Minnesota Solar Tour

2011 Minnesota Solar Tour

Note: The media may contact us for high-resolution photos and more details about any of the sites on this year's tour.

Sponsor the Tour!

We welcome businesses to sponsor the Greater MN Solar Tour. Click here for more information on sponsorship benefits and costs. Current sponsors are listed below.