It may be raining, but don’t let that stop you from checking out the Seattle Solar Tour this Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 30 homes and businesses are showing how they conserve energy and harness both sun and rain. There are a Queen Anne homes and businesses on the list, including the McCaw Performance Hall at Seattle Center, a Seattle City Light “Green Power” project. See a list of participating homes here, with links to maps and directions.
The U.S. Department of Energy recently designated Seattle as one of 25 Solar America Cities. According to Seattle City Light, only about two dozen customers had solar electric installations in 2005, a number that has since climbed to about 200 residential and business customers.