Saturday, September 3, 2011

Oakland, Tues 9/13: Cleanpath CEO Matt Chenery and SGI Founder Joy Hughes on Solar Gardens in California

Community-Based Solar Gardens in California - SB 843

Looking for New Energy

Featured Presenters

Joy Hughes

Joy is the founder of the Solar Gardens Institute, a pioneering nonprofit in the field of community solar. She is also CEO of the Solar Panel Hosting Company, a hosting services provider, supplying tools and training to community leaders everywhere.

Matt Cheney
Matt is a solar industry champion and CEO of CleanPath Ventures, which is focused on the development of renewable energy by providing technical and financial resources to large-scale projects that are stuck, distressed, or stalled in the development cycle.

Hear From the Experts:
Shared, Community-Based Solar Gardens in California—SB 843
When: Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: 2nd Floor Conference Room, Central Historic Building, 436 14th St. (at Broadway), Oakland
Please RSVP:
(Note: very light refreshments, but no dinner!)

SB 843 allows utility customers who are renters, or who do not have an appropriate roof for hosting solar panels, to invest in or lease a portion of a shared solar facility in their region. Investors receive the credit from their share of the electricity produced, as if the panels were located on their own rooftops. SB 843 is similar to Colorado's Community Solar Gardens Act and Washington's Community Solar Enabling Act.

This program will feature:
Joy Hughes, Founder of the Solar Gardens Institute
Matt Cheney, CEO of CleanPath Ventures and solar shares pioneer in Califonia

Learn about this legislation—its pros and cons—and about the experiences of other states. Can this bill lead to an expansion of local renewable energy? Should we support SB 843? Can we strengthen or improve the bill?

More details on SB 843

Principles of responsible solar development

Looking for Some New Energy!!

That’s right, as the fall season approaches, the Local Clean Energy Alliance is looking for an infusion of some new energy—people energy—to help us meet our aggressive goals for the coming year.

We welcome your involvement in any number of ways. All it takes is a commitment to local renewable energy solutions that contribute to the health of our community in an equitable way. Check out some of the opportunities available, especially the volunteer openings, and the call for Steering Committee nominations.

Join the Local Clean Energy Alliance

And not to overlook one of the most important ways you can support our work, we encourage individuals and organizations to join the Alliance.

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