9/27/13 Tri-Town Solar Challenge Solar Events Planned

SouthCoast Energy Challenge and Next Step Living will offer residents a chance to participate in the “Tri-Town Solar Challenge.” A “Solar Social,” to introduce the solar challenge to residents, will be held on October 16, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Sippican Cafe in Marion. Challenge representatives and members of their partner network will be in attendance to answer questions about the program. Wine and appetizers will be provided. Tri­Town Solar Challenge is a limited time offer and to take advantage of the incentives, commitments must be made by April 30, 2013.

This week, over 800 homes in the Tri-Town region received letters letting them know their homes have solar potential. The SouthCoast Energy Challenge and Next Step Living will be following up with those homeowners through door-to-door canvassing. The SouthCoast Energy Challenge is a region-wide energy efficiency campaign to mobilize 35,000 SouthCoast households. The goal is to help residents take action in their daily lives that will save money, promote our local economy, and limit harmful carbon dioxide emissions.

The “Tri-Town Solar Challenge” is a 6-month campaign focused on educating residents about solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, as part of the Energy Challenge’s goal of reducing the energy consumption of the SouthCoast by 15% in three years.

A free “Solar 101” workshop is scheduled for Thursday, October 3rd at 5:30pm at Uncle Johns Cafe in Marion to introduce the installer and the program to the community and answer questions.

Another educational “Solar 201” is scheduled for Saturday, October 5th at How on Earth in Mattapoisett, to answer questions about the program and hear from local residents who have already installed solar energy.

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