by Sarah Mazze
Solarize programs around the state and nation have residents working together to install thousands of kW of clean energy on local roofs. Thanks to an EWEB Greenpower grant, the Resource Innovation group is now offering Solarize Eugene for customers in EWEB territory.
Solarize Eugene is a community education and solar installation program designed to help homeowners overcome the barriers to going solar at home, including who to hire, how much to budget and where to start. With Solarize Eugene, interested neighbors will join forces to conquer the process as a team, and realize cost savings with bulk purchasing power.
Free workshops will be held in April through June throughout Eugene. These events will provide information needed to make a sound decision about installing solar electricity and solar hot water and will inform participants about how the Solarize project works. We’ll even host a couple of energy effciency workshops to help residents cut their overall energy use.
There are two ways to get involved in this exciting project: volunteering and installing your own system! If you might want to install solar electricity or hot water on your home please visit http://www.solarizeeugene.info for information about upcoming workshops and to find out how to sign up when enrollment opens.
We are also looking for people interested in spreading the word about Solarize Eugene throughout the community. The more people we get signed up the more cost savings this project can accomplish! Volunteers are needed through July. Please join us in organizing your community, talking to your neighbors, distributing flyers, putting up posters, reaching out through social media, tabling at events, and other outreach activities. If you want to be a part of Solarize Eugene, please contact Sarah Mazze at 541-654-4052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.