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Grassroots Community Solar Projects You Can Plug-in To

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Life can be electrifying! One of the most effective actions individuals can take to address the climate crisis is to electrify their lives as much as possible. While this is very effective, even if our electricity is produced in a fossil fuel-powered generation facility, it is even more effective if our electricity is generated by solar panels, wind turbines or other fossil-free means.  Unfortunately, not everyone owns their own home, or has a South-facing roof on which to install the panels.

Luckily, there are ways to overcome this hurdle.  At its October General Meeting, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will offer a program featuring local enthusiasts who are committed to helping local Rogue Valley residents solarize their lives.  Ray Sanchez-Pescador with ‘Solarize Rogue’ will discuss successful efforts they have undertaken to provide community members the opportunity to own solar panels that are not installed on their roof and generate electricity that replaces what they take from the grid that might have otherwise been generated in a fossil fuel-powered generation plant.  Jim Hartmann from the ‘Ashland Solar Cooperative’ will then discuss how this group is collaborating with Solarize Rogue and planning to bring the option of community solar projects to the Ashland community. 

This SOCAN program, ‘Grassroots Community Solar Projects You Can Plug-in To’ will be held on Tuesday October 26th via ZOOM from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, is open to the public. There is no charge for joining the ZOOM meeting, but participants must register at https://bit.ly/GrassrootsCommunitySolar. The link is also on the SOCAN calendar event: https://socan.eco/events/.


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