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Solar Simplified I: Getting Started
Date Saturday June 10
Time 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location Details
Ecology Center Classroom | 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorEcology Center
Solar is more accessible and affordable than ever. Are you ready to make the leap, to get your power from the sun? Should you? Can you? How? Solar expert Doug McKenzie will provide a strong foundation for your decision-making. Presentation followed by Q&A, so bring your questions!

Topics include:

Why: the environmental benefits of solar
What: what a PV system includes & how it works
Solar Economics: Payback/ROI, rate comparisons with/without solar
Solar Financing: owning versus leasing, low-income options
Other Considerations: Contractors, home selling, Tesla tiles, policies
Jobs: The growth of solar in CA, US, the world, and how to get a foot in the door

Bio: Doug McKenzie retired early from HP after almost 20 years in software development and customer support. Before HP, he received a degree in Applied Math from UC Berkeley. After HP, he is living his dreams as a solar educator and consultant and as a career coach helping people through career transitions. Hes the East Bay development manager for non-profit solar installer SunWork.org and is on the Board of NorCal Solar. Doug lives in Berkeley and drives an electric car powered by rooftop solar.

Co-sponsored by Sierra Club, San Francisco Bay Chapter.

Space is limited for this free event — RSVP online appreciated.
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