Cool Davis, the City of Davis, SacEV, and the Davis Electric Vehicle Association (DEVA) are hosting a week-long series of online, from-home events with community sharing opportunities. It’s what we’re calling Davis Driving on Sunshine Week.

WHAT: Davis Driving on Sunshine Week

WHEN: September 26th – October 4th, 2020

WHERE: ONLINE and FREE (donations accepted)

HOW: Register now for webinars and/or upload your home video (see instructions below).

WHO: Davis community members interested in rooftop solar, electric vehicles, and home energy battery storage.

Register in advance for webinars and mark your calendar to watch homemade “tour” videos to learn about installing rooftop solar at your home, making use of battery backup systems to avoid service interruptions and peak usage, and purchasing and incorporating electric vehicles into your life!

Cool Davis is asking Davis residents to upload solar home and/or vehicle tour videos from now until September 15 (see instructions below). Videos will be available to watch starting approximately a week before the event.

Visit our Driving on Sunshine program post for the evolving program details!

REGISTER below for our two webinars:

  • Battery Backup Systems Webinar (Sept 29th 5:30pm PST). The Battery Backup webinar will feature panelists to discuss the latest benefits and barriers to battery technology. A Q&A session will follow with subject matter experts and industry leaders. REGISTER HERE
  • Electric Vehicles Webinar (Sept 30th 5:30pm PST) Meet and greet members of our community who drive electric vehicles and learn more about how you can purchase your own new or used electric vehicle. Co-hosted by Davis Electric Vehicle Association (DEVA). REGISTER HERE

Register for the webinars now to receive a link to future webinar program details and other relevant resources.

Upload your virtual tour by Sept 15, 2020! UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPT 23!

This is the fun part! Cool Davis is partnering with The National Solar Tour to host virtual tours of local Davis homes and electric vehicles. We need you and other community members to upload prerecorded “tour” videos of electric vehicles and basic rooftop solar systems — as well as homes that also sport battery backup systems and electric vehicles gleaning power from the sun. Passive solar systems are welcome, too!

Cool Davis is looking for a diverse range of home tour guides: homeowners, renters, businesses, city representatives, schools, and generally any and all solar and/or electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts.

Videos will be available to watch starting approximately a week before the event.

If you or someone you know would like to be part of the fun, follow the instructions below by Sept 18, 2020:

1. Check out these video guidance documents:

2. Watch a few sample virtual tours:

3. Make your solar video and upload it AND/OR Make your electric vehicle video and upload it to the National Solar Tour website. You will need to use Dropbox but no account is necessary

5. Email us at with your name and subject of the video (vehicle make or solar system) so we can be sure to contact you about sharing your video on the Cool Davis YouTube channel as well!

IMPORTANT: Make sure you indicate our local tour when you upload your video (“Davis Driving on Sunshine”). Answer the questions presented in the following way:

    1. Q: “Are you a part of a local solar tour?” A: “YES

    2. Q: “If so, which local tour” A: “Davis Driving on Sunshine

If you have any questions about how you can participate, please contact Cool Davis at