Solar Happening on Capitol Hill

By Emily Steiver on October 15, 2010

We are gearing up for the big event tomorrow, the Capitol Hill Energy Cooperative’s First Solar and Sustainable Homes Tour and Fair.  Chances are that you have seen our detailed invitation, but if not, please let me know and I will forward it to you.  You can reach me at, or there is lots of information at this LINK.

One of the most exciting aspects is that the Fair will be at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation.  We have helped the Church go solar.  In fact, a 17kW system is being installed as we speak.  The installation is done as a Power Purchase Agreement with Solar Solutions LLC.  Under this agreement, the church will save more than $100,000 over the life of the project.  Please check out thesePHOTOS of the work in progress.  We will do tours of the rooftop during our Fair tomorrow (10am-2pm), in addition to opening up 12 of our 25 homes that have gone solar (Tour is 12-4).