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Bringing Solar Home: A Town Hall for New Yorkers

Can we go solar even if we rent our homes or we don’t have much cash to invest? Yes we can! Come learn about community solar for renters, affordable solar programs for low- and middle-income homeowners, and how battery storage can change the future of solar energy in New York City. This event is a collaboration of 350Brooklyn, Brooklyn Public Library, and Solar One, a non-profit education, training and technical assistance organization that is a part of the Barrio Solar campaign to bring affordable solar power to working families in Brooklyn.

Panelists:

Michelle Chung, Resilient Solar Associate, Solar One. Michelle Chung (she/her) is a Resilient Solar Associate at Solar One, where she supports project development of some of New York City’s first solar + storage projects. She is a Brooklyn native and brings experience in community development, stakeholder engagement, and urban policy. Prior to joining Solar One, she was a Fulbright Scholar to Brazil and worked on mass timber market development at the U.S. Forest Service. She has also worked on several urban sustainability initiatives at NYC Parks and DSNY.

Bruno Estrada, Resilient Solar Associate, Solar One. Bruno Estrada (he/him) is a Bilingual Resilient Solar Associate at Solar One, where he is working on “Barrio Solar”, a campaign to bring solar to Low-Moderate Income homeowners, and previously led environmental education and workforce programs in the city. He is a Queens native with Latino roots. Bruno has extensive experience in case management as a Program Manager for the YMCA of Greater New York. In 2014 after two years with the YMCA he arrived in the Dominican Republic to be sworn in as a Healthy Communities (HC) Extensionist Peace Corps Volunteer. As a Peace Corps Volunteer Bruno served along the Dominican-Haitian border where he found his passion for culturally responsible sustainability. After twenty- nine months of service in the Peace Corps, Bruno worked with a small NGO based out of Atlanta, Georgia called World Water Relief. His passion lives at the intersection of equity, inclusion and sustainability.

This presentation will take place online via Zoom. Please RSVP at least an hour in advance to receive the Zoom link prior to the event. It will also be livestreamed on YouTube here.

This program will be recorded and shared later on YouTube. All participants who register and join this program will be recorded. Your image will be seen if you leave your camera on, if you ask a question your voice will be heard, and your name may be visible. 

Upcoming events:

Oct. 27th: Active Hope: Emotional Resilience in the Face of the Climate Crisis

Nov. 17th: Solar + Storage Snags: Challenges to NYC's Climate Goals

Dec. 1st: Brooklyn's Battery Breakthrough: How Four Branch Libraries are Charging Ahead

 

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