Free Solar Educational Workshop (and bulk buy opportunity)

2010 was a banner year for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed in Minnesota. A record 225 new PV systems were installed last year, nearly tripling the previous record of 76 PV systems in 2009. This free workshop highlights the Solar Hot Water/Air Heat Bulk Purchase Program — Make Mine Solar. Sessions include:

  • Energy Efficiency Techniques by Todd Fink of Century
  • Solar Air Heat and Solar Hot Water Basics by Todd Fink of Century
  • Program Basics by Laura Cina of MRES

Participants will learn:

  • The basics about solar  hot water and solar air heat technology and how it works
  • How the bulk purchase program works,
  • Cost, rebates, tax credits and financing
  • How to choose an installers and next steps

Everyone will get a chance to talk to the installers one on one about a project. You can get a site assessment before the workshop so you can communicate information about your specific project and site better when talking to the solar installers.  Sign up for a low cost site assessment at MN Renewables (the link on their site is broken so you’ll have to email them to inquire:

Community Solar Educational Workshop
Monday, May 2, 2011
Matthews Park, 2313 28th Avenue S., Minneapolis

Attendance is free but they ask for an RSVP here.

About thinkofitasanadventure

We are a 50-something couple living in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. We attended a sustainability conference at our local high school in November 2010, with keynote speaker Richard Heinberg from the Post Carbon Institute. What we heard shocked us deeply. We finally understood the need to transition away from fossil fuels as quickly as possible. We immediately began to change the way we live. We joined together with other folks in our neighborhood to learn more, to do more and to have fun doing it! We're part of Transition Longfellow. We're choosing to change now and to "think of it as an adventure." If you are on this journey too, we'd love to hear from you.
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