Learn about solar group-buys at May workshop

The St. Anthony Park Community Solar Committee, will host a workshop, the Solar Power Hour, Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at St. Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Ave.

The free workshop will present the basics of solar, its financial implications for households and information on how a solar group-buy program works.

Presented by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), the workshop will include a free, no-obligation site assessment from the MREA’s installer. Participants will have until Aug. 31 to decide whether they want to get involved in a group-buy solar program.

The MREA program is offered with the support from the cities of Minnetonka,  Woodbury and Oakdale, the Southeast Como Improvement Association, and the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE).

In conjunction with the Solar Power Hour, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is offering free 20-minute energy-bill consultations to help consumers learn how to save energy and money. The consultations will take place from 5 to 6 p.m., in 20-minute increments, before the Solar Power Hour presentation.

Bring your electric and gas bills and any questions. CUB provides consumer information on several energy-related topics, including how to better understand the line items on your bills, receive customized tips to reduce energy use, learn about renewable energy options or discuss other energy-related topics.

RSVP for a free 20-minute consultation at www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4ca4a92dabfe3-may10 or call Carmen Carruthers, CUB outreach director, at 651-300-4701 ext. 2 with any questions. For more information about CUB, visit www.cubminnesota.org.

The Community Solar Committee is part of Transition Town–All St. Anthony Park, a neighborhood group working toward a local response to climate change.


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