Open Neighborhoods and PermaCity will be co-presenting a free solar workshop in Santa Monica on Thursday, October 20, 2011 to discuss California's upcoming community solar gardens legislation, SB 843.
The event will include a reception with Joy Hughes of the Solar Gardens Institute and a discussion of Colorado's Community Solar Gardens Act of 2010, and a comparison to California's proposed solar gardens bill (SB 843 Community-Based Renewable Energy Self-Generation Program).
Advance registration required at http://solargardens.eventbrite.com.
Learn about how California's proposed solar gardens bill may allow renters and others who do not have an appropriate roof for solar to purchase or lease solar panels in a shared solar facility in the community and receive utility bill credits for the electricity produced as if the panels were located on their own rooftops.
Presentation will be followed by an interactive panel discussion with Susan Munves, Energy and Green Building Programs Administrator for the City of Santa Monica, and Mary Leslie, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Business Council.
Joy Hughes, Founder, Solar Gardens Institute http://www.solargardens.org
CEO, Solar Panel Hosting LLC http://www.solarpanelhosting.com