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HVB - The Sweet Spot for Solar: Latest Trends in Solar and On-Site Renewable Energy

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Goshen - 2004 Rt. 17M - Keller Williams


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Please join us for our February presentation:

The Sweet Spot for Solar: Latest Trends in Solar and On-Site Renewable Energy
Presented by: Tom Kacandes 
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Keller Williams
2004 Route 17M
Goshen, NY
Refreshments kindly provided by Keller Williams!


Learn about the options for making power at your home or business through a review of geothermal, wind, fuel cells, solar hot water and solar electricity. We will then learn the details of how solar electric systems work and why some make more economic sense than others – you get the tools to profit from solar energy!                                                    

This course has been approved for 1 AIA LU/HSW/SD.


Learning Objectives:

  • Acquire an understanding of the technologies and applicability of various on-site energy and power generation including renewables (wind, solar hot water & electric) as well as fuel cells and geothermal
  • Explore the combined heat and power concept and applicability at the residential and commercial scales – what is it and how can it work economically?
  • Examine solar electric generation technology – what are the latest commercially available design approaches and why are they chosen? Includes description of “hybrid” solar designs integrating grid-tied solar and micro-grid controllers with battery bank and sometimes fossil generator integration.
  • Determine residential and commercial project economics with an understanding of revenue contributors, including tax effects, ex. “sweet spot” projects

Register via the link to the left.  You will need to log-in with your email address and create a profile if you have not already done so.  You must use the email address associated with your Chapter membership account in order to receive the member's rate for registration.  Advance registration fees: $10 for Chapter members, $10 for students, and $15 for the general public.  At the door: $15 for members and $20 for the public.  Non-member students can pay $15 at the door with a valid school ID. 

About the Presenter:

Tom Kacandes, Commercial Project Developer, Sunrise Solar Solutions, LLC.

An exciting speaker, Tom Kacandes designs and installs solar electric systems for residential and commercial property owners that want to pay less and do better for the world. He has also manufactured solar panels and built several recycling facilities in the course of 28 years as an environmental leader. He has led energy retrofits of commercial property and biomass project design & engineering. He is trained in building science and high-performance building design. Tom was a signatory founder of the USGBC HV branch as well as Sustainable Hudson Valley and other environmental efforts promoting materials reuse, renewable energy, and green building. 

Thank you to our sponsors:

To Sponsor A Hudson Valley Branch Event, Contact
Rick Alfandre

Want to volunteer and attend this event for free? Send an email at least two days in advance to: egonzalez@eglarchitecture.com

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