MILLION SOLAR ROOFS:
HOW COLORADO CAN REACH THE GOAL
What: Kick off of Colorado’s Million Solar Roofs campaign calling for the installation of the equivalent of a million solar roofs by 2030 with release of a new report showing how we can accomplish this goal.
Who: Environment Colorado and the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association, with partners including political and business leaders.
House Speaker Mark Ferrandino
Jeanne Bassett, Senior Associate, Environment Colorado
John Bringenberg , COSEIA Board Member and President of SunTalk Solar
Caroline Burton, solar customer
When: June 27th around the state. Denver event will be held at 9:30 am
Where: 930 Osceola St., Denver, CO 80204 at the residence of Caroline Burton, who is receiving a solar electric system from GRID Alternatives which helps make solar accessible to low-income residents.
Why: We are calling on leaders to adopt this vision and to take concrete steps to achieve this important goal for Colorado’s future. Here are the top three reasons:
· Solar should play a central role in meeting Colorado’s energy and environmental goals. Solar is accessible to all: Many people are installing leased systems with no money down and seeing savings immediately. Many options are available for those who want to own their own solar energy.
· Solar gives you energy independence and protects against rising fuel prices. Home values go up and you don’t have to worry about rate increases. Hundreds of Colorado solar companies provide thousands of jobs.
· Solar helps protect the environment because it avoids air pollution from fossil fuels and relies on the clean, abundant energy of sunshine. It is a major way we can avert catastrophic climate change.