Going Solar with the Frick Environmental Center
You're invited to join the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, 350 Pittsburgh and Solarize Allegheny at the Frick Environmental Center to learn how to go solar! Solar energy is the fastest-growing energy source in the world. While the Pittsburgh region has a reputation as a cloudy place, we receive much more sun than Germany and China - the leading solar nations. There are already more than 11,000 solar installations in Pennsylvania and they are popping up across southwestern Pennsylvania neighborhoods. Solar electricity is now as affordable as your electric bill, and can save you thousands of dollars over the lifetime of the system, creating a sound investment for your home.
Join Solarize Allegheny for a presentation on solar energy, meet pre-qualified solar installers and solar owners, and get information you need to consider going solar. Pittsburgh non-profit Conservations Consultants, Inc. will also be on hand to provide information about the Sound Home Plan, a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program, which is a one-stop-shop to help Pittsburgh-area homeowners identify and make their homes more healthy, safe, and energy efficient. More information on the Sound Home Plan can be found atwww.getenergysmarter.org. You'll also learn about interesting sustainability features at the Frick Environmental Center, their commitment to the Living Building Challenge and their impressive solar array. Solarize Allegheny is a project funded by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny County Health Department to expand the use of solar energy in Allegheny County. More information about Solarize Allegheny can be found atwww.SolarizeAllegheny.org, and about this event on its Eventbrite page. Residents who sign a solar contract by June 16 will receive a $500 discount from participating installers.
6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Frick Environmental Center on Beechwood Boulevard in Squirrel Hill. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free, but please register. More information and online registration here.