Announcing a very special event … Please join us for an afternoon devoted entirely to residential solar power hosted by Mac and Noriko McDowell in the Arnold Creek neighborhood of Southwest Portland.
When: Saturday, September 18th 2:00–6:00pm
We are celebrating solar power and the Solarize Southwest Portland project. This event will be an opportunity to socialize and share experiences & information with others who are involved with solar in the Portland area. Meet your neighbors who have recently decided to go solar as part of the Solarize SW Portland project.
- Educational Workshops: 2:30-4:00
- Solarize SW Portland Celebration and Social: 4:00-6:00
- Snacks and beverages sponsored by SolarWorld
- Keynote speakers & special guests
- Presentation and book signing by solar professional John H. Patterson, FOOTPRINT: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Extinction
- SOL FOOD - Solar Cookery. They’ll be serving up hot dogs and veggie dogs sizzled with the power of the sun all afternoon!
- Let’s make a public service Oregon Loves Solar video – everyone attending is invited to participate
- Give-aways and special offers!
Introduction to Solar Thermal – Solar Hot Water Theory and Design: Solar thermal system set-up and design principles including different types of systems, site survey, cost-effectiveness and decision-making processes. Presented by Mr. Sun Solar.
Green Collar Jobs – Panel: Do you want to get into renewables or energy efficiency as a career? Listen and learn from those who are working in the RE and EE industry today.
Living with Solar: You’ve installed solar on your residence, so now what do you do? Presented by Solar Oregon Solar Ambassadors
Oregon Solar Policy – Feed-in-tariff (FIT) and tax incentives: What is a Feed-in-tariff policy for renewable energy? How will Oregon’s 5 year FIT Pilot Program for solar work? Impact state policy changes will have on solar and our energy future.
Basics of Going Solar – Introductory Level: The basics about solar energy systems including why solar is a smart choice, how well solar works in our northwest climate, available solar technologies, and how to go about choosing a contractor.
naturehouse is located at 3303 SW Arnold Street, Portland, 97219. If you’d like to know more about our place check out http://solarflareblog.com/?p=174
Reception opens at 1:30 * Hosts welcoming at 2:15
No host bar: 4:00-6:00 [wine ($3) and beer ($2) only]
A non-alcoholic beverage bar will be available courtesy of SolarWorld
SOL FOOD is free and available during entire event. See the five foot diameter parabolic cooker in action and get tips how to use the sun for cooking.
“Oregon loves Solar” video will require participants to sign a waiver for broadcasting.
Parking: Options include parking on SW 35th Avenue (west side), SW Arnold Street (south side), or at Jackson Middle School’s parking lot (several short blocks away from our residence).
Parking attendant will be on duty to assist.
NOTE: If you have not received an Evite for this event and wish to attend, please make your intention known by using the comments in this posting. We’ll try to accommodate as best we can. We expect to have 100-120 people attending so space is limited. We hope to see you here on September 18!