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Energy Stewardship for Friends Institutions #1/4: Solar Schools and Nonprofit Toolkit
October 10, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
A 4 part series to help Friends schools, retirement communities, retreat centers and housing development save money and reduce their carbon emission through new incentives and programs. For the first time, nonprofits are eligible for significant savings through incentives and rebates. Given the urgency of lowering our emissions, now is the time to act on efficiency, electrification and renewable energy! Learn from experts on your options on solar, HVAC systems, lowering your electricity bill and installing EV chargers.
Part 1 in the Energy for Stewardship for Friends Institutions series, this workshop will give participants access to the Solar Schools and Nonprofits Toolkit, the most complete and up to date guide to Go Solar and Save. Facilitator, Liz Robinson, will talk about the details of the new tax credits, grants, technical assistance and other incentives now available for all schools and nonprofits, thanks to the IRA. The Toolkit also contains a sample RFP you can adapt to your specific situation and two proformas which will enable you to run different scenarios, compare them and determine which is best for your organization.
The Toolkit was developed by the Philadelphia Solar Energy Association (PSEA) a local nonprofit dedicated to increasing the understanding and utilization of solar energy in Pennsylvania. Liz Robinson, a member of the Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (CPMM) is the Executive Director of PSEA. Prior to joining PSEA she founded and directed the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA), the largest nonprofit provider of energy conservation, home repair and related services to low income households in Pennsylvania and Delaware, She also co-founded and directed the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance, the state’s trade association for energy efficiency, and directed the Energy Cooperative Association of Pennsylvania (ECAP), taking it into the electricity market to become one of the first providers of renewable electricity in Pennsylvania.