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Solar Simplified II: The Deeper Dive
Date Saturday June 24
Time 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location Details
Ecology Center Classroom | 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorEcology Center
Residential solar technologies are evolving at a fast clip, as are the policies that support solar generation. Expert Doug McKenzie will discuss the latest solar products and technologies that can extend solar’s reach in your life, plus the policies that are advancing or limiting the future of solar in our region, state, and country. This presentation and Q&A is useful for people who have already gotten solar, and those who are still considering and want to take a deeper dive. Bring your questions!
Topics include:
Panels & Inverters
Electric Vehicles
Batteries: Can you be independent from the grid? Even in a power outage?
Getting Off Gas: electrification of the systems in your home
Community Choice Energy: what CCE is and how it works with solar customers.
Policies: policies and efforts that promote or stymie solar
The Future of Solar
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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Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 1st, 2017 2:07 PM