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Solar Information Sessions

July 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Free

Learn how to use the power of the sun to reduce your electric bills and your carbon footprint. Join area neighbors who installed solar panels last fall and see how simple it is to go solar. This session will be held @ Tyson Library in Versailles, IN.

Solar information sessions scheduled; local solar panel owners
Homeowners and businesses in southeast Indiana will have an opportunity to install solar panels in the fall of 2018 at a reduced price. The local solarizing team in this area will offer three summer information sessions to encourage residents to go solar this fall before economic incentives disappear in a few years. Attendees will learn about these incentives that can reduce the cost of installing rooftop solar panels to a third of what the cost was just a few years ago. At each of the solar information sessions, persons who are currently using solar energy will be present to share their experience with solar power and answer questions.
Sessions will be held at Batesville Library, July 18, at the Tyson Library in Versailles on July 25, and at the Lawrenceburg Library on August 16. Meeting times at all three libraries will be from 6:00-7:15pm. RSVP to Claire Whalen, OSF, by email, cwhalenosf@gmail.com, or call 812-933-6514. Bring data about your monthly and annual kilowatt hour usage to estimate what a solar system might cost for your home.
This statewide solarizing program is a group buying arrangement that puts going solar within reach for almost every homeowner. Solar panel owners can take advantage of a 30% federal tax credit until the end of 2019. And businesses have additional incentives with a generous accelerated depreciation bonus in the first year. Additionally Duke Energy customers will be able to lock in net-metering until 2032 for their excess home-generated solar power.
Solarize Indiana/Southeast local team joined the state-wide program last year concentrating on the Batesville and Oldenburg areas. This year they are expanding their coverage to more towns. They already held solar home tours and information sessions this spring in Greensburg, Batesville and Brookville. Persons who signed contracts before late April are scheduled for installations from mid-May through September, 2018. Persons who sign contracts this summer will have installations in the fall months.
The team of volunteers is contracting with Lohrum Electrical Company from Greensburg for a second year in a row to do the installations needed for 2018 because of its excellent personal attention to customers’ needs, but also because of its competitive pricing, professional expertise, and workmanship warranty. Also, the team wanted to choose a local company to promote our local economy.
Residents from near-by towns attend these solar information sessions to share their experience with sun-power. Dale Irvin from New Marion and Robert Jester from Morris will be available to tell Versailles attendees how solar panels on their homes have saved them considerable money on electric bills. Irvin will also explain how the specific installation on his garage is “off the grid” with a battery system back-up when there is a power outage. All energy guzzling equipment—refrigerator, freezer, furnace and workshop machines–are located in the garage for that purpose.
Tom Crowe, owner of Southeastern Water Systems, Inc., in Versailles, installed 24 panels on the metal roof of his office building last fall. He wanted to be able to reduce costs now and in the future. He also wanted to make his business become more energy efficient while using a true renewable energy. For Crowe it was a way to make an investment that keeps paying back in the future.
See attached photos of solar panels from Jester and Crowe. Photos for Irvin will be available on June 21st.

Details

Date:
July 25, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Solarize Indiana Southeast
Phone:
8129336514
Email:
cwhalenosf@gmail.com

Venue

IN United States + Google Map

Learn how to use the power of the sun to reduce your electric bills and your carbon footprint. Join area neighbors who installed solar panels last fall and see how simple it is to go solar. This session will be held @ Tyson Library in Versailles, IN.

Solar information sessions scheduled; local solar panel owners
Homeowners and businesses in southeast Indiana will have an opportunity to install solar panels in the fall of 2018 at a reduced price. The local solarizing team in this area will offer three summer information sessions to encourage residents to go solar this fall before economic incentives disappear in a few years. Attendees will learn about these incentives that can reduce the cost of installing rooftop solar panels to a third of what the cost was just a few years ago. At each of the solar information sessions, persons who are currently using solar energy will be present to share their experience with solar power and answer questions.
Sessions will be held at Batesville Library, July 18, at the Tyson Library in Versailles on July 25, and at the Lawrenceburg Library on August 16. Meeting times at all three libraries will be from 6:00-7:15pm. RSVP to Claire Whalen, OSF, by email, cwhalenosf@gmail.com, or call 812-933-6514. Bring data about your monthly and annual kilowatt hour usage to estimate what a solar system might cost for your home.
This statewide solarizing program is a group buying arrangement that puts going solar within reach for almost every homeowner. Solar panel owners can take advantage of a 30% federal tax credit until the end of 2019. And businesses have additional incentives with a generous accelerated depreciation bonus in the first year. Additionally Duke Energy customers will be able to lock in net-metering until 2032 for their excess home-generated solar power.
Solarize Indiana/Southeast local team joined the state-wide program last year concentrating on the Batesville and Oldenburg areas. This year they are expanding their coverage to more towns. They already held solar home tours and information sessions this spring in Greensburg, Batesville and Brookville. Persons who signed contracts before late April are scheduled for installations from mid-May through September, 2018. Persons who sign contracts this summer will have installations in the fall months.
The team of volunteers is contracting with Lohrum Electrical Company from Greensburg for a second year in a row to do the installations needed for 2018 because of its excellent personal attention to customers’ needs, but also because of its competitive pricing, professional expertise, and workmanship warranty. Also, the team wanted to choose a local company to promote our local economy.
Residents from near-by towns attend these solar information sessions to share their experience with sun-power. Dale Irvin from New Marion and Robert Jester from Morris will be available to tell Versailles attendees how solar panels on their homes have saved them considerable money on electric bills. Irvin will also explain how the specific installation on his garage is “off the grid” with a battery system back-up when there is a power outage. All energy guzzling equipment—refrigerator, freezer, furnace and workshop machines–are located in the garage for that purpose.
Tom Crowe, owner of Southeastern Water Systems, Inc., in Versailles, installed 24 panels on the metal roof of his office building last fall. He wanted to be able to reduce costs now and in the future. He also wanted to make his business become more energy efficient while using a true renewable energy. For Crowe it was a way to make an investment that keeps paying back in the future.
See attached photos of solar panels from Jester and Crowe. Photos for Irvin will be available on June 21st.