What: NW SolarFest: 11th Annual Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair
July 26th 10am – 5pm, Free
Head to NW SolarFest to learn about and celebrate renewable energy and sustainable living. You'll find these fun activities and more:
Urban County Fair: Here is an opportunity to enter creations for competition and public display entries in sustainable living; 5 competition categories – Backyard Floral Arrangement, Container Garden (edible or ornamental) , Restyled Clothing/Wearables, Recycle/Upcycle Idea, Food Art
If you live in central or southeast Seattle and are interested in putting solar on your home, join us for this webinar to learn about the Solarize Seattle group purchase program. You will learn about solar PV technology, financing and incentives, and more! Workshop attendees will be on the fast track to a free site assessment and discounted solar pricing from our competitively-selected solar installation team.
See how local families are using solar energy to cut their electric bills, power their homes and even power their cars! The Tour offers “view only” and “stop and chat” options in several neighborhoods around Seattle. Homes will be open between 11:00am and 2:00pm. Download a map at http://www.nwseed.org/projects/solar/seattle-solar-tour-2013/
This evening, all who attend are in for a special appearance from the Solar Goddess herself, Aimee Carpenter. If you've been following local solar news you may have seen Aimee featured in an article or possibly out and about at a renewable energy networking event.
Aimee will be presenting the next Solar 101 and answering the questions you may have about solar. You may be thinking to yourself, "Why in the heck would anyone in their right mind install a solar system at this time of the year? And, really, does solar even work in the Northwest?"
It's been a few months since we hosted a 201, so once again, now we're taking it to the next level. This time around you will learn the finer points of how a solar panel is built and works. All solar modules are not created equally so one needs to understand how to interpret the specifications of a solar module.
You'll learn about online tools and the independent agency that evaluates solar equipment so as to calculate how a module and a system will perform in the real world conditions of our climate.