CENTRAL COAST - This coming weekend, you can tour Central Coast homes and businesses that have been converted to solar energy.
One Santa Maria man installed a solar water heating system more than 30 years ago and is now upgrading with a new solar electric system.
90-year-old Harrell Fletcher, a former Santa Barbara County supervisor, is among those opening their homes to the public on Saturday.
"They'll get map, and it'll be in the paper, and TV, telling where they go," Fletcher says. "And, there'll be signs in front of the house and we'll have representatives from PG&E and the people installing the solar panels."
Events are happening at wineries in Paso Robles, a solar demonstration house in San Luis Obispo, and a variety of homes in both the Santa Maria and Lompoc valleys.
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