Advocacy, Policy, and Opportunity in Solar
Join us March 1st | 4pm-5pm
As part of Treehouse’s Solar 101 for homeowners,
ImagineSolar CEO/Founder Michael Kuhn will present,
Why Solar? Why Now?
For Your Home, for your career, for your financial future…
The last several years have been boom time for the solar industry, and this year is forecast to be the best year ever. Join ImagineSolar and Treehouse on March 1st at 4pm. Our special presentation (derived from our PV250e: PV Economics and Technical Sales course) brings solar into the areas that affect our lives the most: our home, our job, and our financial future. The explosive growth of the solar industry offers promising opportunities in all three areas.
Come hear ImagineSolar’s CEO & Founder Michael Kuhn as he traces the growth of solar in recent years and shows you some ways that going solar means benefits for you now and in the future. Michael served both on the Resource Management Commission and the Solar Austin board that together with Austin Energy launched the first solar PV incentive program in Texas back in 2004. Most recently he serves on the Local Solar Advisory Board (LSAC) for the Austin City Council.
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Smart Grid and Solar training.
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Dec 7th, 2013Spotlight on Solar Success: Circular Energy
Our thanks to President J.C. Shore and President Brad Thompson for their presentation, “Company Culture as a Fuel for Growth”.
Circular Energy was named the 3rd fastest growing company in Central Texas last month when Austin Business Journal released a top 50 list of the fastest growing companies measured by pure revenue growth during the period 2010 through 2012. Circular Energy was the only solar company to earn a place on this list of movers and shakers. We congratulate them on this honor and we look forward to hearing from CEO and founder JC Shore at the next Solar 1st Saturday discussion.
CEO and founder of Circular Energy, Mr. JC Shore, will join us on December 7th to give us his company’s take on oppotunities in solar. JC Shore actively directs the company’s expansion strategy and execution of its service & financing platform across both residential and commercial markets. Prior to Circular Energy, JC served as Vice President of Sales for Amdocs, a $5B publicly-traded Enterprise Software company serving utility and communications clients, West Coast Managing Partner of BusinessEdge Solutions, a boutique technology consulting company later acquired by EMC, and management consulting roles for nearly six years at both Accenture and Ernst & Young. JC graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA in Finance.
About Circular Energy:
Circular Energy prides itself on a culture of accountability and a “client first” approach. They combine construction, maintenance, and technical expertise with optimized designs and high-quality components. Circular Energy offers in-house financing and turnkey solutions to make it easy for clients to go solar. They also have a trademarked program- SolarReady – which provides engineering and design consultation for architects and property owners who want to integrate photovoltaics into new construction projects. Join us on December 7th to learn more about their history and to find out what else is in store for this innovative and dynamic solar company.
To learn more about Circular Energy’s view on energy policy in Texas, check out the new blog entry on the company’s website by Brad Thompson, President and General Counsel of Circular Energy:
November 2nd, 2013:
Tim Bugh, Energy Analyst joining us from Washington DC to talk about solar projects at the federal level. (pictured above)
Michael Kuhn, presenting Austin’s 2013 Solar Year in Review based on Austin Energy’s brand-new 2013 fiscal year-end reports. (pictured below)
|About Environment Texas:
Environment Texas is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy group built on the belief that there’s something special about Texas — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Their campaign to repower Texas with clean energy calls for setting solar energy goals, and ensuring that financing is available to encourage solar development at the residential, commercial and municipal levels. Through Environment Texas, thousands of citizen members are teaming up with a professional staff to stand up for the places Texans love and the environmental values Texans share. To learn more visit www.environmenttexas.org.
|About Solar Austin:
Since 2002, Solar Austin has worked to accelerate the transition to clean renewable energy in Central Texas by fostering connection within the solar community and galvanizing collective action around a wide range of solar issues. The City of Austin’s innovative programs and strong push to support clean energy has earned it a national reputation for solar leadership; Solar Austin seeks tokeep that momentum moving forward by encouraging policies and programs that advance clean energy options available to people at all income levels. To learn more visit www.solaraustin.org.
Thank you to everyone who helped make our
September Solar 1st Saturday a success!
Our many thanks to Charlie Hemmeline from Solar Austin for speaking last Saturday.
Please see the images below to view the handouts that Solar Austin provided as a part of their presentation.
Solar Austin 2013 Plan and Priorities