Tag: Solar

Petition in support of Repowering America

“America must commit to producing 100% of our electricity from cheap, clean renewable energy sources, like solar and wind, within 10 years.” If you are onboard with Al Gore’s challenge, let Obama, McCain, and your elected officials know by signing the MoveOn petition here. Let’s […]

Repowering America, Locally

Our Sustainable Flatbush Neighborhood Solar Forum on Wednesday was a great success. This was the first of what I plan to be a series of forums on energy-related topics, and the timing is clearly right: the very next day Al Gore made his speech urging […]

Neighborhood Solar Forum on July 16th!

Wondering if you can convert your house to solar?

Come to the…

Neighborhood Solar Forum
for single family homes

sponsored by Sustainable Flatbush

July 16th @ 8pm
Ditmas Workspace
535 East 17th Street (corner of Ditmas)

Peter Landy will speak about his experience converting his house to solar power.

Chris Neidl of Solar One will speak about current legislation and initiatives to make residential solar power affordable.

RSVP requested (but not required) to anne@sustainableflatbush.org.s107207.gridserver.com
Special Thanks to Liena Zagare and Ditmas Workspace

*Spread the word to friends and neighbors!

**The next Solar Forum will focus on multi-family apartment buildings, including co-ops.

Let ‘Em Know!

Lots going on (or trying to!) in Albany and beyond on environmental issues. Here are just a few links to support important legislation being considered: Solar Energy This week the State legislature approved new tax incentives to encourage the installation of more solar electric (photovoltaic) […]

Newkirk Avenue Block Party!

Some months ago Sustainable Flatbush was approached by New York City Streets Renaissance to sponsor a Livable Streets Block Party here in the neighborhood (this request was likely inspired by our success with last year’s Park(ing) Day event). Two weeks from tomorrow, Saturday June 21st, […]

Making Solar Happen in NYC

WHAT: Making Solar Happen in NYC
How you can help remove legislative barriers to solar energy

* Why is it easier to install solar panels on Long Island than in NYC?

* Is funding available?

* How will PlaNYC2030 affect permits for solar?

* Why is energy efficiency so important to installing solar panels?

* Solar experts from Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan will share their experiences regarding installations in the metro area.

* Audience Q & A to follow.

WHO: Richard Klein, Quixotic Systems Inc., Manhattan
Tom Gately, Green Power Solutions, Queens
John Siciliani, Duce Green Building, Brooklyn
Anthony Pereira, Alt-Power, Manhattan

WHEN: Wednesday, January 9, 2008

7 p.m.

WHERE: Friends Meeting House

15 Rutherford Place, Manhattan

(15th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

COST: free

Solar Summit 2007 Report

As promised, a report from Solar Summit 2007, by guest blogger Mike Adams of NY Wind. About Mike: • Mike Adams considers himself a citizen of the earth. He currently splits his time between working with Community Energy to spread the word about wind power […]

Solar Summit 2007: Power, Policy, and a free (NOT Plastic) Bag!

Yesterday I attended the NYC Solar Summit 2007, sponsored by CUNY’s Center for Sustainable Energy. The event’s focus was on how to enable the growth of solar power as a renewable energy resource here in NYC, discussed from many angles. I will try to provide […]