June 2018 Newsletter

June 4, 2018 | Posted In:

How Can You Support Solar Energy?

We know that renewable energy can be confusing, and that’s why we are here to help make it easy. At our website, you can find all of the available financing options for solar panel installation, a directory of local solar installers, and ways to support solar energy without installing panels.

Here is a quick layout of available tools and resources:

Duke Energy rebates: Fill out a rebate application within 90 days of installation and receive rebates of up to $6,000 for residential homes or $75,000 for non-profit commercial installations!  Review the process with this factsheet here.

Other local incentives can be found here. Just enter your zip code to receive payback periods, estimated savings, and financing options from local solar installers.

Unable to install at this time? Donate just $4 a month on your electricity bill to support local non-profit Green Power. $2 will go to purchasing renewable energy, and $2 will go to supporting solar installations on K-12 schools in NC. Check out this opportunity here.

We all have the opportunity to play a part in WNC’s clean energy future. Get started today!

Wednesday, June 27: Movie Night

The Collider hosts a monthly climate & environmental film series, open to the public. This month, they are partnering with MountainTrue & Wenoca Group of the NC Sierra Club to present  “Reinventing Power: American’s Renewable Energy Boom,” which takes viewers across the country to hear directly from the people making a clean energy future achievable.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, with the film starting at 7:00 pm. Free & open to the public with a suggested donation of $10/person or $20/family. Beer and refreshments provided.

July 13th: Energy Innovation Task Force (EITF) Monthly Meeting

This EITF seeks input from and engagement with the public as an integral part of its mission to produce recommendations for consideration by Duke Energy. The next meeting will be held from 10 am to 12 pm in the Buncombe County 1st Floor Conference Room at 200 College Street.

July 31st: Energy Workshop

Duke Energy representatives will be on hand to discuss an array of energy efficiency programs and technical assistance available for businesses in Buncombe County.

Your participation will help save your business energy and money while helping to transition our community to a smart and clean energy future.