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October 19th, 2012
Next week, I’ll be hosting an event in Boston for homeowners interested in renewable energy. There’s a lot of confusion around which technology is the best, the most efficient, and what exactly the incentives and financials actually look like. Needless to say, the answers to all those questions are “it depends”.
The event is specifically for homeowners. We’re have a few great event partners and contractor who will be there to answer any questions. It’s happening on Thursday afternoon in Cambridge.
Here are more details:
The goal of the workshop is to clearly and blunty address many of the questions that homeowners have about investing in renewable energy in Massachusetts.
The workshop is for property owners that are looking to invest in renewable energy and get basic questions answered.
The workshop will be capped at 20 people.
Focus will be on three technologies
- Solar PV
- Solar Thermal
- Ground Source Heat Pumps
- How each technology works
- What are the best properties and homes for each technology. How do you know if your home works?
- What are the risks for each technology and how are they eliminated
- Top 5 questions to ask any contractor that is doing work
- Detailed construction timelines and project photos so you can see how each technology is actually installed
Finance and Government Incentives
- A Quick review of government incentives available
- Rebates vs tax credits vs production based incentives
- Buying solar cash vs debt vs 3rd party leases. What are the pros and cons of each
- Typicall returns for each technology based on the property
Questions and Answer: Bring them all!
About your Speaker
Chris Williams will be your host. He has designed and installed 300kW of solar PV and plenty of solar thermal and geothermal systems as well. He’s the Chairman of the Government Relations Committee at NEGPA, a consultant at Voltaic Solaire in NYC that recently completed the cities first 100% solar powered building, the Chief Marketing Officer at HeatSpring, a leading national renewable energy training company and frequently writes and has been quoted in Greentech Media, Renewable Energy World, Forbes, Climate Progress, Cleantechies, and Alternative Energy Stocks.
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