October 19th, 2012

[Free Boston Event] A Homeowner’s No B.S. Guide to Investing in Renewable Energy

BOSTON -

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.

You can RSVP for the event here. Thursday October 25th at 6pm EST.

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

Technology

  1. How each technology works
  2. What are the best properties and homes for each technology. How do you know if your home works?
  3. What are the risks for each technology and how are they eliminated
  4. Top 5 questions to ask any contractor that is doing work
  5. Detailed construction timelines and project photos so you can see how each  technology is actually installed

Finance and Government Incentives

  1. A Quick review of government incentives available
  2. Rebates vs tax credits vs production based incentives
  3. Buying solar cash vs debt vs 3rd party leases. What are the pros and cons of each
  4. 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 MediaRenewable Energy WorldForbesClimate ProgressCleantechies, and Alternative Energy Stocks.

Event Partners

You can RSVP for the event here. Thursday October 25th at 6pm EST.

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About Chris Williams

Chris Williams is the editor of Green Light Distrikt and Chief Marketing Officer at HeatSpring . He has experience in business development, prototyping and new venture research with a focus on geothermal heat pumps, solar thermal and solar photovoltaic technologies. Chris is an IGSHPA accredited geothermal installer and NABCEP certified solar installer. Chris is focused on solving customer facing issues in the creation and adoption of clean energy technologies and products. Chris has installed over 300kW of solar and tens of geothermal systems. He's invented the PV Pal , developed many trainings at HeatSpring, publishes the NABCEP Study Guide , the Hitchhikers Guide to Cleantech and has done due diligence research for Urgent VC . Feel free to connect with him @topherwiliams , on Linkedin , or through email about new ventures, collaborating, writing, research or whatever is on your mind.

  • rob

    Hi Chris, tripped across your info, i run a PV company in the uk, fitting around 50 jobs a week, interested in getting in other countries as the feed in tariff reduces over here, my team only sell to home owners no business to business as its easier and the feed in tariff is better, average system we put out is around 3kw (250 panel) at around 10k GBP, tariff is 16p ( 26 cents to you i guess) how does that compare to the US?