Low and No Cost Options for Utility Solar Programs Forum
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)
October 2, 2013
10 a.m – 12 p.m.
New Braunfels Civic Convention Center
375 South Castell Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Low and No Cost Options for Utility Solar Programs
Solar uses no water, is a good hedge against fluctuating energy prices and can help expand local economies.
But how can municipal and cooperative electric communities realize these benefits with limited budgets?
Utility and local government leaders are invited to learn about options to expand solar energy adoption with low and no cost solar programs.
Community solar allows individuals and businesses to own or lease a portion of a solar installation, reducing prices and expanding access to solar for renters and those with shaded roofs.
Group purchasing can be used to procure hardware (solar panels and racks) and installation services at reduced prices.
Utility sponsored financing for solar installations removes the capital expenditure barrier, greatly expanding access to solar for those without cash on hand and can be offered by a utility directly or in partnership with a bank or credit union.
When & Where
Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council & the American Council of Engineering Companies
The Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council is a non-profit public-private partnership that for 30 years has been advocating in a non-partisan fashion for long term infrastructure, economic development, and regional cooperation in the Interstate 35 Corridor from San Antonio to Georgetown. Our membership includes city and county governments, public authorities, universities, civic organizations, and key business and transportation advocates throughout Central and South Texas.
Established in 1966, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is a national and statewide organization committed to the business of consulting engineering. Consulting Engineers’ specialties encompass the spectrum of engineering technology including fields of: Architectural, Acoustical, Environmental, Industrial, Civil, Electrical, Structural, Mechanical, Chemical, Metallurgical, Geotechnical, Petroleum and Energy Engineering.