The Basics of Going Solar Workshop - Corvallis
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library 645 NW Monroe Ave. Corvallis, OR 97330
Sep 09, 2014
from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
|Where||Corvallis-Benton County Public Library 645 NW Monroe Ave. Corvallis, OR 97330|
|Contact Name||Joshua Baker|
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The Basics of Going Solar workshop covers why solar is a smart choice for Oregon.
This free workshop will be held at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library on from 6:00–7:30pm. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of why solar is a smart choice for Oregon homeowners.
The workshop will be broken into two parts. The first part will cover:
- How solar works in Oregon’s climate
- Available solar technologies and how they fit into your overall energy use
- Assessing your site for solar
- Financial incentives and tax credits that can cover up to 80% of the cost
In addition, Seeds for the Sol founder Julie Williams, a teacher at Corvallis High School, will introduce Seeds for the Sol’s unique neighbor-to-neighbor funding model, which is helping homeowners put solar on their roofs by providing them with zero-interest loans. Julie will present some of the homes in Benton County that have installed solar with help from Seeds for the Sol, and explain four ways neighbors can get involved, including:
- Becoming a Sun Harvester by installing solar panels on your home using a zero-interest loan, which you’ll pay back using incentives and tax credits.
- Becoming a Sun Buddy by sharing your savings and providing a zero-interest loan (repaid in 5 years or less) to help other homeowners in the community put solar on their roofs.
- Becoming a pass-through partner by saving on your personal or business taxes and helping Seeds for the Sol install more local solar.
- Becoming a Sun Supporter by making a donation and supporting Seeds for the Sol’s mission to educate, build connections, and reduce our carbon footprint.
Workshop participants will come away with basic knowledge about solar energy systems and will be prepared to do more focused research on their own, start working with a solar contractor, or apply to put solar on their roof with a zero-interest solar loan from Seeds for the Sol.
This workshop is free, but please RSVP to let us know you are coming!