When it comes to ramping up distributed solar, it’s not all about technology improvements and policy. Solarize bulk purchasing programs around the country are helping neighbors use their combined buying power to make going solar cheaper and faster. Come hear Larry Howe from Plano Solar Advocates talk about their experience running a solarize program and let’s see if we can bring the lessons learned to Austin.
When: Tuesday, July 15, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm (program starts at 6:15 pm)
Where: Scholz Garten (1607 San Jacinto, Austin, TX 78701)
Larry Howe, co-founder Plano Solar Advocates
Since retiring in 2011 from a long-term engineering career in the telecommunications industry, Larry has been pursuing volunteer advocacy work in renewable energy, and more specifically solar energy in Texas. Along with other Live Green in Plano volunteers, in 2012 he co-founded Plano Solar Advocates (PSA), a grassroots volunteer group of Plano citizens whose mission is to increase awareness and expand the use of solar energy for electricity generation in Plano. He was recently elected to the board of directors of the Texas Solar Energy Society, a non-profit advocacy and education group that Solar Austin is a chapter of.
Larry has a talent for making solar simple to understand and an exciting way to bring neighbors together. His work in Plano and other cities in the DFW area should serve as inspiration for people in all parts of Texas.
Join us to learn how solarize is working to expand the use of solar.