|August 24, 2016
3–4 p.m. ET
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Upcoming webinar: How Universities can Expand Solar in their Communities: Lessons from Utah and Oregon's Community Bulk PV Purchasing Programs
Universities have installed more than 250 MW of solar on their campuses. Some campuses are expanding their solar impact beyond their campuses by coordinating community Solarize campaigns — where residents can receive a discounted price for installing solar as part of a targeted campaign.
Kate Bowman of Utah Clean Energy will discuss the University of Utah's "U Community Solar" program, and Weber State University's Susie Hulet Community Solar program. Program members are eligible for a substantial discount on the cost of rooftop solar and a streamlined, simplified solar installation process. The presentation will highlight the differences between the two programs and discuss how Solarize models can be adapted to unique culture and goals of different campuses.
Steve Mital of the University of Oregon will highlight the success of the school's community bulk solar program. The program stimulated $1.25 million in private local solar investment. This translates to 325 kW of PV to be installed on 80 homes, an approximately 10% cost reduction to the Oregon average. In addition, the campaign educated more than 500 people through 90 minute workshops.
- Jenny Heeter, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (moderator)
- Kate Bowman, Utah Clean Energy
- Steve Mital, University of Oregon
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