Event: Solarize Floyd Community Launch
Where: Hotel Floyd First Floor Conference Room
Date: July 29, 2014
Time: 7 – 8:30 PM
Contact: Billy Weitzenfeld, Executive Director, 540-‐745-‐2838, [email protected]
Solarize Floyd, a community based group interested in increasing the solar generating capacity in Floyd County, will hold a community meeting to launch the program on Tuesday, July 29 from 7-‐8:30 PM in the Hotel Floyd’s first floor conference room. Solarize Floyd is partnering with the Community Power Network, a non-‐profit organization dedicated to helping communities develop solar energy programs. The purpose of Solarize Floyd is to provide affordable and quality solar PV installations in Floyd County through a structured program that will also include financing options, local contractors, and a quality control process that will insure code compliant installation and equipment and a high standard of workmanship. Solarize Floyd will also help to improve the local economy and contribute to a wider effort aimed at expanding and solidifying the regional and statewide solar marketplace. There is a grassroots movement in this country to develop community projects and programs that help residents and homeowners generate electricity thru clean and renewable resources – particularly solar. This is based on the understanding and the increasing awareness that a continued reliance on fossil fuels to generate electricity is damaging our natural environment and our personal health. Renewable energy combined with energy conservation and efficiency is the sustainable energy solution that will lead to a clean, safe, and affordable energy future and it all begins at home. We will also stress the need for home energy efficiency as a first step before installing solar PV. Making sure your home is energy efficient first is very important in maximizing the energy saving opportunity that solar represents.
At the meeting homeowners will learn how the program is structured, how to apply and sign up for the program, what the costs are, potential financing options, who the local solar contractors participating in the program are, the role of Community Power Network, the types of systems installed and the brands of equipment used, and the quality control measures that will be in place.
Please join us on July 29 and learn how you can be part of a community movement that will help provide clean and affordable renewable energy opportunities. If you have considered purchasing and using solar panels to generate electricity in your home then this may be your chance to make that happen.
Cant make it to the meeting? Join the group online at: Solar United Neighbors of Virginia