Sat, Nov 17

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2530 San Pablo Ave

Solar Simplified

Solar expert Doug McKenzie will discuss the latest solar products, rebates, and technologies, plus the factors that are advancing or limiting the future of solar in the US. Presentation followed by Q&A, so bring your questions!

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Solar Simplified

Time & Location

Nov 17, 2018, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

2530 San Pablo Ave, 2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA

About the event

Are you thinking about going solar – tapping the sun for your energy needs? But you have so many questions, you don’t know where to start? Solar Simplified will provide a strong foundation for your decision-making. Solar is more accessible and affordable than ever, and the industry is rapidly changing. Solar expert Doug McKenzie will discuss the latest solar products, rebates, and technologies, plus the factors that are advancing or limiting the future of solar in the US. Presentation followed by Q&A, so bring your questions!

Topics include:

Why: The environmental and financial benefits of solar

What: How a PV system works, and the latest technology

Solar Financing: Owning versus leasing, low-income options, rebates

Other Considerations: Contractors, home selling, policies, Community Choice energy

Getting Off Gas: Batteries, electric cars, electric appliances

Jobs: The growth of solar in CA, US, the world, and how to get a foot in the door

Doug McKenzie retired early from HP after almost 20 years in software development and customer support. Before HP, he received a degree in Applied Math from UC Berkeley. After HP, he is living his dreams as a solar educator and consultant and as a career coach helping people through career transitions. He’s the East Bay development manager for non-profit solar installer SunWork.org and is on the Board of NorCal Solar. Doug lives in Berkeley and drives an electric car powered by rooftop solar.