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A Roadmap to Community Solar (Workshop series through July 30) - RSVP
July 23, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: MAREC, 200 Viridian Drive, Muskegon, MI 49440
July 9, 16, 23 and 30
MAREC is presenting “A Roadmap to Community Solar,” a four-week series that will help participants learn how to launch a community solar project that will develop renewable energy by pooling resources, reducing individual risk, and maximizing the benefits of solar energy for local communities.
The “Roadmap” will run Tuesday evenings at MAREC from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, from July 9 through July 30. Register Now!
Cost is $60.00 per person.
Speakers in the series will include:
* Speakers subject to change. Anya Schoolman and Sara Bronin will present via live interactive webcast, available onsite only at MAREC.
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Anya Schoolman, founder of Community Power Network (CPN) and affiliate of The Center for a New American Dream
CPN Founder Anya Schoolman presents and talks about solar cooperatives, bulk purchasing, group net metering, and more.
Sara Bronin, Program Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
Sara C. Bronin joined the faculty in 2006 and is an Associate Professor of Law and the faculty program director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Law. A licensed architect and licensed attorney, Professor Bronin has researched and published in the areas of property, land use, historic preservation, green building, and renewable energy law. Her scholarship focuses on creating economically and environmentally sustainable American cities. A sought-after speaker, she recently presented at Yale Law School, Georgetown, the University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt, the AIA National Convention, and the Environmental Law Institute, among other places.
John Sarver, Executive Director, Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA)
Mark Clevey, Michigan Energy Office
Allan O’Shea, Michigan solar contractor
Rachael Johnson, Cherryland Electric Cooperative (Traverse City community solar project)
David Konkle, GLREA Community Solar project coordinator
The GLREA is taking the lead on the effort to bring Community Solar to Michigan. With Michigan Energy Office funding, GLREA is conducting a Feasibility Analysis of Community Solar in Michigan, which will assess Community Solar efforts in the state and across the nation as well as the future for Community Solar in Michigan.
Kim Walton, Program Director, MAREC
Week 1: Learn your route
Presenter: Anya Schoolman, Community Power Network
Week 2: Road Blocks & Construction Areas
Presenter: Sara Bronin, Center for Energy & Environmental Law
Site Selection; PV requirements vs. community support
Week 3: Ask for Directions
PANEL FORUM & DISCUSSION
Networking & Tour of MAREC (LEED facility and Michigan Energy Demonstration Center)
Week 4: Driving your Campaign Home
Presenter: David Konkle, GLREA Community Solar project coordinator
For more information, please contact Kim Walton, MAREC program director, at email@example.com or (616) 331-6907.