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BOSTON AREA SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION

“Promoting Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future”

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Community Shared Solar and Virtual Net Metering

Community Solar provides access to solar power for those who cannot install a photovoltaic system on their rooftop. By virtual net metering, energy produced in one location can be credited to a customer in another place.

This concept, currently available to the nearly 80% of Massachusetts customers who would like to go solar, represents the opportunity to greatly expand renewable energy in our electric system.

Development of community solar is growing, but recent proposed legislation (Bill 4185) threatened to limit its use by restricting its application and benefits. With solar energy beginning to gain a visible foothold, as well as fostering job growth, should we turn away from successful policy now?

Malcolm Bliss, Regional Outreach Manager at Next Step Living, will introduce us to community solar and provide thoughts on how we can support its potential, at the November Boston Area Solar Energy Association Forum.
Location: First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist 
3 Church Street, Harvard Square

Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.

Your donations and membership support BASEA.

Climate Ride - NYC-DC 2014

Outside event Sunday June 22nd 2014

14th Annual Solar Picnic

11:00 to 3:00 (solar noon 12:46)

If you have a solar cooker come early to setup

Somerville Community Growing Center
22 Vinal Avenue
Somerville,MA 02143
USA


On-Going

One-day Workshops for Building Professionals - Various Locations

Smart Building: High Performance Homes

Learn the latest in smart building techniques through presentations, case studies and discussion, from foundation to roofs. Presented by the Center for EcoTechnology and the CSG; and the Mass. Department of Energy Resources. Smart Building Flyer

AEENE Dinner Meeting and Seminar: The Association of Energy Engineers, New England Chapter

Monthly meeting, first Wednesday of the Month (check for details) AEENE Meeting Schedule

 

Volunteers Are Always Needed for the Forum, the annual Junior Solar Sprint competition, and the website.

 

Visit our Forum page, where you'll find our complete listing of past forum speakers, topics, and resources.

The BASEA Forum Series is held September through May, on the second Thursday of each month, at the 1st Parish Unitarian Church, #3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Reception begins at 7:00 pm, with the program beginning at 7:30. The forums are free and open to the public.


 

BASEA Activities and Services

  • BASEA Forum - Renewable Energy Lecture Series
  • Junior Solar Sprint - Model solar car competition for middle school science students, organized and sponsored by BASEA in Eastern Massachusetts.

 

BASEA is looking for additional ways to help create a more sustainable energy future.

Please spend some time thinking about this question, and send your suggestions in to us.

 

Also, if you are interested in working with this group, please let us know. Send comments or questions to mfe.foresightproject@gmail.com.


  • NESEA Chapter - BASEA is the Boston area chapter of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). Links to NESEA and other regional, national and international solar organizations can be found on the BASEA Links page.
  • Referral Program - Write us for information on solar vendors, designers, architects, installers and service in your area.  We want to help you with practical ways you can use solar and other sustainable energy technology.

 

BASEA's Mission

The Boston Area Solar Energy Association is convinced that New England's primary dependence on non-renewable energy sources is costly to our environmental, social, economic and political systems.

Therefore, we foster the design and use of solar and sustainable energy technologies through education, advocacy and the demonstration of practical, cost effective techniques.

It is our goal to promote Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future.

Please remember that your donations support BASEA.


 

BASEA is affiliated with


The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association


The American Solar Energy Association.

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The International Solar Energy Association