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8/9/2010 Houston-- Are you curious about how solar systems work? Learn about solar system designs, the costs and how a solar energy system will reduce your electricity bill.

Come to the ASES Houston Solar Tour for a first-hand experience showing a variety of solar solutions. From commercial installations and residential projects to solar thermal hot water and pool heaters, don t miss out on this opportunity to see renewable energy solutions. Meet homeowners with solar systems, plus learn why solar energy systems are becoming more and more popular.

This year s Solar Social will take place at the University of Houston's College of Architecture. Stop by between 9 am and noon to meet the city s solar installers and other groups involved with our growing renewable energy industry. Learn about the Green Building Component Program at U of H, and see student projects that are being developed as part of the green building movement.

The Solar Tour will take place at homes and buildings throughout the Houston Region. For an event map, go to http://www.houstonsolartour.com .

A National Event

The ASES Houston Solar Tour is part of the American Solar Energy Society s (ASES) National Solar Tour event, the largest grassroots solar event in history. More than 160,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities across the U.S. on tour day. Please be sure to sign up at the Solar Social or at a tour site so we can keep track of how many people attend the 2010 Houston Tour.