U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ Office Holds 1st Solar 101 Workshop of 2012by Kate Kaemerle on Jan. 16, 2012, under Solar
Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ office will hold the first Solar 101 Workshop of 2012 this Thursday for homeowners and business owners to learn about solar leases. This is a popular way to finance a rooftop solar power system and these systems now make up 90 percent of the rooftop arrays being installed in the Tucson area.
Recent changes in regulations will encourage even more people to choose the leasing option. This workshop is an opportunity to learn about the potential benefits and risks of solar leasing.
Thursday’s event will be held at the Martha Cooper Branch Library in midtown Tucson. The workshop is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP by contacting 520-881-3588 or RSVPsolar@mail.hous.gov.
Speakers at the Solar 101 Workshop include:
• Thomas Alston, solar outreach and policy coordinator for Giffords’ office, who will give an overview of solar basics;• Marc Romitio, renewable energy supervisor for Tucson Electric Power Co., who will discuss the do’s and don’ts of solar leases;• Ryan Hurley, vice president of the Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association and an attorney and partner with Rose Law Group focusing on solar issues, who will give an overview of lease options for commercial and residential solar.
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