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The mission of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) is to lead Colorado to an energy efficient and renewable energy economy through education, policy advancement, and economic development.

The Boulder County chapter of CRES serves all of Boulder County in Colorado, including Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville, and Longmont. BCRES works to increase awareness of the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. We host meetings and events to help members and the public connect with the ideas and people that make renewable energy and energy efficiency happen.

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Beneficial Electrification 101: Solar Thermal and Clean Heating Technologies

Join us in welcoming Laurent Meillon, Owner of Capitol Solar Energy, for an overview of beneficial electrification, including a review of modern opportunities to get off gas, the pros and cons of clean heating technologies, and recommendations on the best way to combine them to address your needs.

Did you know Solar thermal collectors capture four times more energy per square foot than their more popular PV brothers, and solar thermal pumps consume almost no electricity compared to heat pumps?

Discover modern solar thermal systems designed for Colorado weather and homes, including how such systems can slash your heating and hot water bills. Find out more about this often overlooked yet mature and effective technology, and understand how it can interface with your existing water heater, forced air furnace, boiler, baseboard heater or radiant floors, pool, or hot tub.

Laurent will also cover the basics of panel sizing, solar tank sizing, gravity-fed drain-back systems (versus antifreeze systems), and how these systems can retrofit into existing Colorado buildings.

Laurent Meillon is the Owner of Capitol Solar Energy, a Colorado specialist in solar thermal technology, design, installation, and maintenance. The company has been fine-tuning its designs to Colorado weather for 40 years. Laurent is a lead author of the Colorado Solar Thermal Roadmap, he serves on the Policy Committee member of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES), and previously served as an elected board member, treasurer, and VP of the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA, now COSSA). He serves as an expert witness in PUC dockets that deal with clean heating and electrification and is active with the Legislature and the Polis energy team. Laurent worked for years on what became the clean heating bill HB[masked] and its sister bill for heat pumps, which the CO PUC will be applying in the starting Demand Side Management Strategic issues docket.

This event takes place in person at the SEEC facility in CU's East Campus in the Main Auditorium (C120).

6:30 Arrive, Light refreshments and networking
7:00 Announcements, followed by the presentation
8:15 Questions, networking, wrap-up, and clean-up

During the Announcements portion of the evening, we encourage you to share info on upcoming events and/or job postings related to your organization or other organizations. If you have something you want to share with the group, and if you want that info posted on our announcement slides, please send the info via email to [masked].

The Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) is dedicated to the advancement of all forms of renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE), and their synergy with sustainability and economic development.

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The Future of Transportation and Energy in Colorado

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