From February through July 2011, the South Central Regional Training Provider (RTP) at Houston Community College, organized a series of Solar Open Houses at nine locations in six states. The South Central RTP is one of nine regional resource and training providers in the U.S. using innovative approaches, like the Solar Open House, to help train solar instructors in select educational institutions in its region.

"The Solar Open House is an excellent way to demonstrate the value and importance of solar energy and how much it has changed our way of thinking about conservation of energy, sustainability, and energy savings." Dr. John Galiotos, PI of the South Central RTP, Professor, and the Director of the Energy Institute at Houston Community College-NE.