Upcoming CPN Events

By Emily Stiever on April 4, 2012

WWEC Community Power Conference & Renewable Energy Tour

The WWEC Community Power Conference and renewable energy tour of Germany is a trip package that provides an opportunity to learn about and witness first-hand, renewable energy in Germany. We are hoping a group of Community Power Network members can take advantage of this offering.

The promotion code CPN123 can be used to get $730 off the price!

The trip is sponsored by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) and includes an informative renewable energy tour through Germany during the week of June 30th – July 8th.

Information and tickets can be found here: http://wwec2012ontariodelegation.eventbrite.com/

Package includes:

  • WWEC 2012 Conference (July 3-5):
    Visit www.wwec2012.net for more information about the conference.
  • Renewable Energy Tour include:
    •  Visit of a community wind farm
    •  Visit to Enercon’s wind turbine manufacturing facility
    •  Visit of a Biogas facility
    •  Meetings with financial experts and grid operators
    •  And much, much more…
  • Accommodation and some meals
  • Bus Rental
  • Roundtrip ticket to Germany (please see package option)

New Vision Renewable Energy: Party in the Dark

In an effort to help bring light to some of the 1.5 billion people on the planet who live without the benefits of electricity, leaving them challenged to find ways to study, stay safe or enjoy time together as a family, New Vision Renewable Energy is looking for families, groups and organizations interested in joining together in their Light Your World campaign. This fund raising campaign is being launched in alliance with Earth Hour on March 31st, at 8:30 pm.

To launch the fund raising campaign, New Vision is organizing several hundred Party In The Dark projects across the country and in four other countries of the world. Party In The Dark is a simple project getting neighbors and friends together to view a ten minute video on the negative impact of living without electricity and light in the 21st century. Following the viewing of the video, the group lights a candle of hope and then the group shuts off the power at their gathering for one hour while they experience the reality of more than a billion people in the world. At the end of the party, each participant is asked to make a financial contribution that will be pooled together to provide lights and hope to communities without power.

Parties are being hosted by New Vision supporters in several Barbour county locations including the Arden Community Center, The Peoples Chapel Church and several homes across the county. To view posts and photos from the Africa trip, visit the Party In The Dark Facebook page. For anyone interested in how you might attend or sponsor a party in the days ahead, please call the main office at 304-457-2971, x24 or visit www.partyinthedark.org.

By Pamela O’Brien on March 19, 2012

Community Power Network: Video Contest

Win a short 2-3 minute video from the Community Power Network! The movie will be made by the professional developer Promedias and participation in the contest is FREE. This is a great chance to showcase community power!

From complex co-ops and community owned LLC’s to local schools and churches, community power is everywhere! We would love to hear about anything that includes a group of people and renewable energy. Tell us about a new model for community owned renewable energy or tell us about a recently completed project. Please take a few minutes to sign-up and tell us about your group!

To register you will need to create a log in to the site here: http://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/my-account/. This will send you an email with a link to create a password and log in for the site.

Once you are logged in, click the JOIN button, register your group and afterward fill out the contest registration page and your answers will be submitted for review. The contest registration page can be found here: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50105/p/salsa/web/questionnaire/public/?questionnaire_KEY=1173

Check out some short videos from Promedias Here!

After we receive 50 applications a winner will be selected and notified via email.