Energy Meeting is tomorrow night – 7pm at the library.
I’ve been working hard on my “100 panels on a 100 schools” project.
In recent months I’ve been making a lot of progress – including recent meetings with Congressman Michaud and Democratic Senatorial candidate, Shenna Bellows to present the idea in more detail. I’ve also met with York’s Emergency Manager, Chief Bracy and been in consultation with Efficiency Maine’s executive director, Michael Stoddard.
The idea is to replicate a similar program run out of the Florida Solar Energy Center that used $13 million in grant money to combine ground mounted solar systems with 25kW/h batteries on 100 schools across the state. Click here for more details: http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/education/sunsmart/index.html
The logic of the program is to have the solar serve a dual purpose – green power and cost-savings during typical conditions, and emergency power during times of disaster. I’ll be going through a progress report of where things currently sit.
In other news, Wayne Boardman will give us an update on where things stand with the town energy committee – and what may or may not be on the ballot this May.
Finally, we recently received a check for $150 from Maine Green Power – because 5 of you signed up to pay a $6.50 cent monthly surcharge on your CMP bill to support green energy development in the state, and listed “York Energy Efficiency Committee” as your referring partner. If you’d like to learn more about the program, or consider participating – click here: https://www.megreenpower.com
Hope to see you there!