Climate change is real and it is threatening our homes, our communities and our health now, not in the distant future. There are very real steps that we can take to deal with this problem by lowering our carbon pollution from fossil fuel-generated power. But, too many folks don’t know how accessible solar power is. Come learn about community and individual projects involving solar energy, and concrete steps that people can take to use solar to reduce their carbon footprints.
The Church of the Brethren was one of the first churches in the United States to install solar panels. The installation was a groundbreaking event and we will be able to actually see the installed system.
David Brosch, President of University Park Community Solar, LLC will do a short presentation about community solar projects and how they are done. This will be followed by a panel discussion including Mr. Brosch, Emilee van Norden / Clean Energy Program Manager, Maryland Energy Administration, Matthew Dernoga, policy analyst for PG County District 1 Councilwoman Mary Lehman, Steve Skolnik, Chair of Greenbelt Community Solar LLC, who completed a project putting solar panels on the Greenbelt Baptist Church as well as an individual homeowner who will tell the story of how he completed a solar panel project on his home.
The switch to solar energy is possible in our communities, it is happening right now — right in our own backyards. Solar power is accessible now.