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Sarasota County Solar Co-op Info Session

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Everyone should have control over their energy production, with solar on every rooftop and money in every pocket. Solar co-ops are a big part of this work. Solar United Neighbors is back with their third Solar Co-op in our area! The Sarasota County Solar Co-op is officially open! The solar co-op will make it easier for you and your neighbors in Sarasota County to go solar! Join one of these free webinars to learn more: Tuesday, October 6 6:00 - 7:00 pm Thursday, November 19 6:00 - 7:00 pm Webinars are free and open to anyone interested in going solar in Sarasota County. Registration is required. Register for a Webinar at https://coops.solarunitedneighbors.org/coops/sarasota-county-solar-co-op/events/ Here's what you can expect: You'll learn about going solar ☀️ — the technology, benefits, and considerations. ​You'll get to ask all your questions about going solar and connect with your neighbors who are curious about it too. Celebrate the launch of the Sarasota County Solar Co-op. (The co-op is a way to go solar alongside a group of neighbors. It's free to join and members get support from our solar experts. Because it's a group, each member also gets their solar at a group rate from the chosen solar company.) Attend a webinar and join the solar co-op! For questions, contact Julia Herbst, Solar United Neighbors [masked] or [masked]

Power Purchase Agreements in Florida

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Learn about the projected economic and environmental impact of legalizing Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in Florida for non-profit organizations and municipalities from the report authors: Kelly Stevens a professor at the University of Central Florida and Gilbert Michaud a professor at Ohio University. We will also discuss case studies included in the report detailing solar PPA impacts for a church, a school district, and a municipality in Florida. This is a Florida focused session of the National Solar Conference. Florida’s Solar Congress was a time each year for SUN (Solar United Neighbors) supporters from all over the state to come together, meet like-minded people, and attend a full day of solar education sessions. These sessions include everything from panel discussions to skills trainings so we can work together to move towards an equitable clean energy economy. This year, due to COVID-19, we will have the same opportunity — online! Instead of one day, we will be holding an entire month of events as a part of the National Solar Congress to connect people across Florida and the country! There will be sessions from Solar 101 basics to what to do now that you have solar and how to advocate for solar policies. ​ Check out the full calendar of Solar Congress sessions! RSVP to the National Solar Congress to gain access to these sessions and the whole month of programming. Register at https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/nationalsolarcongress/ Full calendar at https://email.solarunitedneighbors.org/t/t-l-xodihd-fduneii-j/ Send questions to [masked]

Net Metering Around the Country

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Net Energy Metering (NEM) is a keystone solar policy that compensates solar owners for the value of the energy their systems produce. These rules are crafted at the state level, with varying approaches that impact how solar is valued and compensated in each state. Our panel of experts will share best practices from states with strong net metering policies and cautionary tales from places fighting challenges to net metering and that have adopted alternative compensation structures for distributed solar. This is a Florida focused session of the National Solar Conference. Florida just dodged a bullet when the Public Service Commission sidestepped a proposal that could have limited or even eliminated solar net metering. Read about it at https://cleanenergy.org/blog/solar-cavalry-turns-out-to-defend-net-metering/ Florida’s Solar Congress was a time each year for SUN (Solar United Neighbors) supporters from all over the state to come together, meet like-minded people, and attend a full day of solar education sessions. These sessions include everything from panel discussions to skills trainings so we can work together to move towards an equitable clean energy economy. This year, due to COVID-19, we will have the same opportunity — online! Instead of one day, we will be holding an entire month of events as a part of the National Solar Congress to connect people across Florida and the country! There will be sessions from Solar 101 basics to what to do now that you have solar and how to advocate for solar policies. ​ Check out the full calendar of Solar Congress sessions! RSVP to the National Solar Congress to gain access to these sessions and the whole month of programming. Register at https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/nationalsolarcongress/ Full calendar at https://email.solarunitedneighbors.org/t/t-l-xodihd-fduneii-j/ Send questions to [masked]

Campaigns to Legalize Solar PPAs in Florida and West Virginia

Power Purchase Agreements, or PPAs, are a common and powerful financing tool for distributed solar energy projects. States that legalize PPAs control energy costs, create jobs, and save millions of dollars -- all without tax increases or government spending. Diverse advocacy coalitions have mobilized in West Virginia and Florida to bring the benefits of PPAs to their respective states. Learn how these grassroots campaigns are working to overcome utility opposition and build broad bipartisan support for this important pro-solar policy -- and how you can get involved! This is a Florida focused session of the National Solar Conference. Florida’s Solar Congress was a time each year for SUN (Solar United Neighbors) supporters from all over the state to come together, meet like-minded people, and attend a full day of solar education sessions. These sessions include everything from panel discussions to skills trainings so we can work together to move towards an equitable clean energy economy. This year, due to COVID-19, we will have the same opportunity — online! Instead of one day, we will be holding an entire month of events as a part of the National Solar Congress to connect people across Florida and the country! There will be sessions from Solar 101 basics to what to do now that you have solar and how to advocate for solar policies. ​ Check out the full calendar of Solar Congress sessions! RSVP to the National Solar Congress to gain access to these sessions and the whole month of programming. Register at https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/nationalsolarcongress/ Full calendar at https://email.solarunitedneighbors.org/t/t-l-xodihd-fduneii-j/ Send questions to [masked]

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Fundraiser - Climate Call to Action for Margaret Good

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