4/12/14 Dartmouth Solar Challenge Hosts Solar 101 at Southworth Library on April 16 and Solar Tour on April 27

In partnership with the town of Dartmouth, the SouthCoast Energy Challenge recently launched the Dartmouth Solar Challenge, a special time-limited campaign to help homeowners shrink their electricity costs as well as their carbon footprint by choosing to make their own grid-tied clean energy.

“The Dartmouth Solar Challenge is a commitment to our residents to provide opportunities for cost savings and planet saving,” said Select Board Member Lara Stone. As part of the campaign, there will be a public educational event, “Solar 101,” Wednesday, April 16 from 6:00 -7:30 pm in the Elsie Haskell Room of the Southworth Public Library, 732 Dartmouth Street.

“Solar 101” will be an informal presentation so residents can learn about the basics of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system that would be specially designed to match their home’s energy needs. Financing, federal and state incentives will be clarified, as well as the special time-limited Dartmouth tiered rebate. Artie Leonard of RGS Energy will present “Solar 101.” RGS Energy is the chosen solar installer for the Dartmouth Solar Campaign.

On Sunday, April 27, from 1-4 pm there will be a Solar Tour, leaving by van from Dartmouth City Hall. This will give participants a chance to see residential solar PV systems up close. Pre-registration for this event is required.

Karen Stewart, Assistant Director of the SouthCoast Energy Challenge said, “The Dartmouth Solar Challenge is an exciting way for residents to benefit from the lowest solar pricing in years and offers a unique, tiered incentive rebate that increases as more people sign on. Dartmouth residents who sign solar contracts by July 31st will be eligible for rebates of as much as $1,000 each, when the goal of signing up at least 50 people for solar projects is reached.”

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