Let’s Create Solar Friendly Communities

Come to A Workshop for Local Leaders that I’ll be speaking at for Sustainable Hudson Valley. Here are the details:

July 15, 2014 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall

Abstract:
As solar power drops in price and gains in popularity, the marketplace is more complex, competitive and confusing than ever for customers. Sustainable Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountainkeeper, two community-based organizations with a long–standing commitment to clean energy, are developing new programs to help communities, households and small businesses with consumer education and innovative marketing programs inspired by the Solarize initiatives in Connecticut and Massachusetts. This meeting will showcase the empowering resources available to communities from our networks and New York State’s excellent new technical assistance programs. These partners are prepared to help communities become solar–friendly through streamlined permitting and free zoning reviews, as well as financing and marketing strategies.

To learn about these resources and share your thoughts about additional program needs, please join us for a workshop and discussion featuring:

Jayson Uppal, Meister Consulting Group/ NY-SUN Trainers, “Creating Solar Friendly Communities”

Max H. Joel, NYSERDA, “Community Solar in NY”

Mark Lowery, Climate Policy Analyst, NYS Office of Climate Change, “Climate Smart Communities – Reaching for the Sun”

Bob Fischman, Director of Commercial Programs, Energize-NY “PACE Financing: Game Changer for Commercial Solar”

Seth Leitman, The Green Living Guy and McGraw-Hill author, “What do Households Need to Know to go Solar?”

Elizabeth “Betta” Broad, Renewable New York Program, Catskill Mountainkeeper, “Solar Marketing Simplified: The SolarWorks Model”

Moderated by Melissa Everett, Ph.D., Executive Director, Sustainable Hudson Valley

Co-Sponsored by the NYS Climate Smart Communities Program, Orange County Planning, Courtney-Strong Inc. for NYSERDA’s EDGE Program, Catskill Mountainkeeper and Sustainable Hudson Valley.

Register here by July 14, 5 pm: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PBC8XCG20140702-000612-372523.jpg

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