New Opportunities in Community-Based Solar Energy

3451c235efc8bc86-wsolor.jpgWe often think about solutions to climate change in terms of policy changes on the federal and international levels or behavioral changes on the individual level. One approach between those extremes that is often overlooked is community-based solutions. In fact, there are lots of ways communities can facilitate more clean energy in their communities. This includes crowdfunding solar projects, Community Choice Aggregation, Solar Gardens and more.

Join us for a presentation from our friends Andreas and Gavi from RE-volv, a nonprofit solar financing organization, whose mission is to empower individuals and communities to invest collectively in renewable energy. This talk will explore some of the creative options that exist for community-based renewable energy solutions and track some of the progress that has been made around the country at the community level. Andreas and Gavi will also elaborate on RE-volv’s solar financing model which combines crowdfunding with a revolving fund for community-based solar projects, look at other innovations in the space, and discuss the implications of community-based solutions for the climate movement and the solar industry.


About Andreas and Gavi

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Andreas is a dedicated renewable energy advocate with over ten years of environmental and renewable energy nonprofitexperience. Andreas incorporated RE-volv as a nonprofit organization in February 2011. Prior to founding RE-volv, Andreas worked with a number of leading organizations including the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the National Audubon Society, blueEnergy, and the Center for Resource Solutions. Andreas holds Master’s degrees in International Affairs and in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He is a 2013 Audubon Toyota TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Fellow. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the Local Clean Energy Alliance.

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A New Jersey native, Gavi holds a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, where she completed majorsin Middle East & North African (MENA) Studies and Theatre. Gavi has a background in strategic communications, events management and development for nonprofits. Along with renewable energy, she is passionateabout food policy and its relationship to poverty, climate change and environmental stewardship. Gavi is working with RE-volv as a fellow in the Residency in Social Enterprise with New Sector Alliance, an Americorps program.

 
 
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May 04, 2015 at 6pm - 8pm
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Impact HUB Oakland
2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
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