Standard Solar customer homes dominate area green home tours

Standard Solar Inc., a leader in the full-service development,installation and financing of solar electric systems for commercial,government and residential customers, announced that 37 of its customers will participate in two area solar home tours this weekend.

The20th annual Metro Washington DC Tour of Solar Homes and Buildings, andthe first Western Maryland Tour will both take place on Oct. 2 and 3,from 11 AM to 5 PM and will together feature more than 90 homes andbuildings. With nearly 40 customer’s homes featured on the tours,Standard Solar will have one of the largest representations of any solar company.

One of the 37 customer’s homes that will be featuredthis weekend on the tour is Standard Solar customer Steele Lipe’s.Lipe’s Haymarket, Va. home recently had a 10.12 kW system installed,offsetting more than 12,700 pounds of carbon in the last year.

“This is the largest residential event in the DC/VA/MD area for ourindustry,” said Tony Clifford, CEO of Standard Solar and president ofthe Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia Chapter of the Solar Energy Industries Association. “Standard Solar’s overwhelming customerparticipation further illustrates our expertise and strong position inthe marketplace. We are thrilled to have so many of our satisfiedcustomers account for such a large part of this event and help promotesolar energy through the region.”

The metro Washington DC tourwill feature more than 70 homes with a variety of solar designs, greentechnologies and sustainable living concepts. The Western Maryland tourwill include 24 solar and green buildings in Frederick and Washingtoncounties and West Virginia, including farms, a pharmacy and an historicrenovation.