Come learn about solar power on an intimate level from your Los Angeles neighbors who have already embraced solar energy! To further Mar Vista's goal of achieving 100% clean electricity by 2018, the 2011 Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase will host the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour and showcase Mar Vista locations on the garden tour that have gone solar as well. Called the "the world's largest grassroots solar event," the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES)'s National Solar Tour is now in its 16th year. This event showcases innovative green buildings and homes, and presents how owners can use energy efficiency, solar energy, and other sustainable practices to reduce utility bills and help the environment. The ASES partners with many local organizations to make this event a reality, and had 160,000 attendees view 5,500 buildings in 3,200 US communities during the 2010 tour.
Meet 13 homeowners who have 'gone 'solar' and in many cases meet their solar installer as well. This is your chance to ask about how they made their choice - did they lease or buy? Happy with their installer? What did they learn that you can benefit from. And how much money are they saving - how long will the pay back be? If you are considering going solar, don't miss this great opportunity! Stop by the sign in booth for more info and meet representatives from LA Beyond Coal to learn why this is so important!