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The Latest on Residential Solar Options & Incentives

Hitchcock Center for the Environment - The Hitchcock Center for the Environment

Thursday, October 20, 2016
The Hitchcock Center for the Environment 845 West Street AmherstMA  01002
Thursday, October 20, 2016
The Hitchcock Center for the Environment 845 West Street AmherstMA  01002

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The Latest on Residential Solar Options & Incentives with Sally Pick, SJP Environmental Consulting Thursday, October 20, 7-8:30pm Thinking about solar power (PV) for your home but not sure where to start, if you can afford it, and what incentives are available? In this workshop, Sally Pick, an area home energy consultant who served as the solar coach for Solarize Montague, will cover the basics of how solar works, what it requires, its economics, and the pros and cons of owning versus having third-party ownership of your PV system (aka leasing or Power Purchase Agreements). Sally will talk about the current incentives and loans for purchasing solar PV that minimize the upfront cost, including the low-interest MA Solar Loan program that makes buying solar much more affordable. She’ll discuss one nonprofit’s efforts to develop small community shared solar, an option for renters and homeowners who want solar power but do not have a good site for PV on their property. And she’ll tell you strategies and incentives for getting the most out of your solar by wasting less energy in your home.

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Education helps develop a community that understands connections among the human health, ecosystems and economies. The Hitchcock Center connects people with nature and encourages a deeper emotional bond with the natural world that sustains us all.

Founded in 1962, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment fosters awareness and understanding of our environment through programs with a particular focus on children, who live in a world of environmental challenges.

Our educational framework centers on five fundamentals:

  • Understanding principles of ecology
  • Valuing place
  • Promoting resilience
  • Demonstrating sustainability in the built environment
  • Educating for active citizenship

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