Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Solar Open House

Posted on September 30th, 2018

See solar up close, ask questions about how solar works, learn why homeowners in your community have made the choice to go solar, and connect with fellow solar supporters. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10am – 6 pm at 1839 Bay St. SE.

This event is free and open to the public – everyone is welcome to attend. Please RSVP at:

Whether you are a solar owner, completely new to solar, or somewhere in between – this event is for you. Stop by for a few or stay for a while!

More info from the solar homeowner:  Our modestly-updated 1931 Wardman row-house uses so little power that the relatively small PV system generated 65% more electricity than we used in its first year.  Our low power consumption is the result of passive house solutions [shading, white roof, and ventilation in summer; sunlight and tight windows in winter], common sense insulation wherever possible [roof, attic, and renovated former back porch], and system-wide energy efficiency [energy star appliances, fluorescent and LED lights].  The house also has solar hot water for bathing and laundry, with secondary heating provided by our excess solar electricity.

This solar open house is part of the 2018 National Solar Tour, a collective effort of solar open houses and local solar tours across the country.  

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