There seem to be tours in most states. These can be a good way to get more info on solar and wind energy, and other means of generating and conserving energy. Get out there, look at some real home-sized systems, and talk to the people living with the systems.
We participate, and have enjoyed meeting lots of people as they stop to look at our wind generator, solar electric system, solar food dryer, etc. Last year a Honda dealer brought a Honda Insight out to display, and answer questions, and some friends had a Prius there for part of the day, so a wide range of energy saving and producing technologies were available.
Thanks for the post! Darned if the closest thing to me is 7 hours away. Good things I have plans for that weekend anyway - I would of had to figure something out if there would of been something closer.
We had about 40 or more people at our place Saturday, lots on interest in PVs (photovoltaics, or solar electric panels).
At various times the cars in our driveway included a Metro XFI, at least 3 different Jetta diesels, and 3 or 4 Priuses. And I didn't look at the people coming and going very much, too busy talking about wind generators and solar.