Community-based solar energy projects are coming into their own lately. In a fantastic example, the crowdfunded RE-volv campaign on IndieGogo just brought in 50 percent more than they had requested.

In another fantastic example, the Center for a New American Dream is hosting a Community Solar 101 webinar on Wednesday, January 23. Though the session is free, it does require registration. Topics are set to cover solar cooperatives, bulk purchasing, group net metering, and more.

Solar panels can power communities. Learn how! Photo credit: Abi Skipp. Used under Creative Commons license.

Guest Speakers

  • Anya Schoolman – Executive Director, Community Power Network. Schoolman founded the Mount Pleasant Solar Cooperative, and she has assisted more than 70 homeowners in Washington, DC in going solar.
  • Dan Conant – Solar Community Organizer, SunCommon. Conant's successful projects include founding and directing the Arlington Solar Raisers program in Virginia, and organizing hundreds of Vermont families to go solar, together, through the VPIRG Solar Communities program.

Webinar: Community Solar 101
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Time: 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern (11 am – 12 pm Pacific)
Cost: Free

Note: If you miss the webinar, the recording will be available to view starting January 28. Have questions? Please e-mail New Dream.

Kelly McCartney


Kelly McCartney |

Having won prestigious literary competitions in both grade school and junior high, I attended college with a Scripps Howard Foundation scholarship, earned a BA in Journalism, and interned at Entertainment

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