Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:00pm
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First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist, 3 Church Street, Harvard Square

Boston Area Solar Energy Association Forum

How to Help Make the Future Bright for Solar in Massachusetts 

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m

How does one influence solar power policy?
This Thursday evening, Mass Solar will share its ideas on how we can all help to sustain supportive policies for solar development in Massachusetts, in light of the newly convened Net Metering and Solar Task Force, which will be issuing policy recommendations in March.
Mass Solar is a recently formed non-profit alliance of Massachusetts solar businesses, solar owners, environmental advocates, community organizations and motivated citizens.  Its members are dedicated to:
·       Supporting the vibrant growth of the Massachusetts solar economy,

·       Modernizing the energy industry to enable more distributed energy resources,

·       Maximizing the potential of solar as a solution to climate change, and

·       Ensuring that everyone has fair and equitable access to solar power.

Mass Solar seeks to maintain an active dialogue regarding solar policy choices and solar market trends, and to distill key findings into messaging for policy makers and the broader public. In January, Mass Solar will be launching a grassroots outreach campaign. Stay tuned for the launch of the web site and a Solar Stories campaign illustrating the many benefits of solar for constituents across the Commonwealth.  We hope BASEA and its members will join with us!
Russ Aney will lead a discussion regarding the evolving MA solar policy landscape, highlighting ways that BASEA members can contribute to the discussion, advocate for supportive clean energy policies and influence the decisions of key policy makers.  Some additional representatives from Mass Solar will join Russ to address questions and discuss how people can best engage with them.
Russ is the Mass Solar leader for policy and market analysis.  He is also the founder and CEO of Avid Solar LLC - a commercial and residential solar installer based in Holden, MA, and a Board Member of the Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE).

Contact Name: 

Mike Higgins

Research Areas: 

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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