Western Massachusetts Green Night, Community Shared Solar: Making “Solar for All” a Reality, October 11th, MA

  • 11 October 2017
  • Start time : 05:00 PM
  • End time : 07:00 PM
  • Event Host : Western Massachusetts Green Consortium
  • Event Location : Platform Sports Bar, 125A Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA, United States
Western Massachusetts Green Night,  Community Shared Solar: Making “Solar for All” a Reality, October 11th, MA
Event Description

85% of Massachusetts households don’t have a viable roof for solar or are financially unable to install solar on their own property. In Westhampton, Clarksburg, Hinsdale, Pittsfield, Cloverdale, Holliston, and other locations across Massachusetts community shared solar installations are, or will soon provide those previously unservable households with access to solar.

With no need for upfront investment, savings on electricity from day one, minimal buyer qualifications, an easy engagement process, and special incentives for low-and-moderate income households, these community-shared solar facilities are making solar a reality for residents of Massachusetts across the entire range of the economic spectrum. Business and non-profits are also taking advantage of community shared solar, and project opportunities of all sizes are emerging in parking lots, on roofs, and on marginal land across Massachusetts.

Join Co-op Power, Resonant Energy, and the Western Mass Green Consortium for a conversation about community-shared solar and the ways your membership organization or neighbourhood can get involved.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Western Massachusetts Green Consortium
  • Agenda
    • Community Shared Solar: Making “Solar for All” a Reality
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Malcolm Bliss, C.E.O. Co-op Power

      Malcolm Bliss is an action-oriented leader with a 30+ year track record of success in clean energy, business solutions, strategy, and community organizing. His experience includes sale and delivery of multi-million dollar consulting contracts with Fortune 100 companies; awards from Inc.500, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Software 500; and academic experience from Suffolk University, Harvard University, New York University, and Union College. His written work has been published in journals such as Strategic Finance and its affiliates around the world. His work in climate and energy organizing has been cited in the Boston Globe and under his direction, the Solarize Brownsville program has been identified by NYSERDA as the most successful in the state.
  • Sponsors
    • October Green Night Sponsored by Resonant Energy.

      Resonant Energy exists to create coalitions that empower people to plan, finance, and build clean energy projects and put communities in control of their own transition. We believe that clean, affordable energy is a right, not just for those at the top, but for 100% of people.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Annual Meeting/Event

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