Thursday, March 29, 2012

Community Solar Confluence - Boston 4/18, New York 4/23

The Solar Gardens Institute is happy to present a series of events called the Community Solar Confluence.  We will bring together community-based organizations, neighborhood residents, advocates for renewable energy, solar developers, local officials, and funders of programs for low income communities and renewable energy projects to learn about community solar models nationwide  - and opportunities to bring solar to people everywhere!

The Solar Gardens Institute is a for-benefit corporation providing tools and training to help develop community solar everywhere. Everyone is welcome to sign up for our weekly newsletter at our home page, and join the free training program.

Boston, Massachusetts - April 18,  Noon - 2 PM
Federal Reserve Bank, Paul Connolly Center, 4th Floor, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston (right across from South Station)

Joy Hughes, Founder and CEO, Solar Gardens Institute
Jay Silva, Scituate Renewable Energy Committee

We will discuss how the solar gardens model is the perfect complement to community rooftop purchase programs like Solarize Mass.

Brooklyn, New York - April 23, 6 - 9 PM (see flyer above for list of sponsors)
El Puente Williamsburg Leadership Center,  211 South 4th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 11211 

Joy Hughes, Founder and CEO, Solar Gardens Institute
David Brosch, Founder, University Park Solar
Peter Olmsted, Mid-Atlantic Solar Advocate, The Vote Solar Initiative
Max Joel, Energy Connections Program Director, Solar One
Laurie Reilly, Communications Director, Sustainable CUNY

Participants will outline obstacles and brainstorm the key ingredients to bringing community solar to New York State - the policy and financing solutions, organizing efforts and other initiatives. 

Look for upcoming events in Denver (to coincide with the World Renewable Energy Forum May 13-17) and San Francisco (on or around May 23).  Let us know if you'd like to help organize a confluence in your own area.

Other events where I'll be speaking:

Aurora, Colorado - April 9, 6-9 PM Subscriber Information Event, Aurora Municipal Building

Arvada, Colorado - April 14, Interfaith Power and Light conference on Faith and Climate Change

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