The Inflation Reduction Act for Pennsylvania Solar and Energy Efficiency

Please join the Pennsylvania Solar Center and Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance tomorrow at noon for a discussion about how the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act can support the expansion of solar energy and energy efficiency in our state. The webinar will take a deep dive into the solar and energy efficiency programs, grants, incentives, and other opportunities enabled by the Inflation Reduction Act as well as suggestions for what to expect in the coming months.

Energy efficiency expert Jeaneen Zappa the Executive Director for the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance, who is growing the market for energy efficiency in Pennsylvania, will provide an overview of energy efficiency programs and how the opportunities enabled by the Inflation Reduction Act can support the growth of energy efficiency jobs and investments.

Fri, September 16, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
REGISTER HERE


Confirmed Speakers:

    • Sharon Pillar, Founder and Executive Director, Pennsylvania Solar Center
    • Jeaneen Zappa, Executive Director, Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance
    • Matt Mahoney, Director of Government Affairs, Pennsylvania Solar Center

Who should attend?

    • elected and government officials and staff
    • solar developers
    • energy efficiency businesses
    • clean energy operators and/or investors
    • general public and anyone interested in learning more!

General Registration is $15 for this webinar; $100 for the 10-webinar series. Free for elected officials and government officials and staff, students and media.

They want you there! Special registration arrangements can be made for those who request it by contacting the good folks at info@pasolarcenter.org.

Lobbying Meeting with State Representative Dan Miller

Please join us on Tuesday, July 12 at 11:00am for a lobbying meeting with State Representative Dan Miller.

A training will be held an hour prior to the call on July 12th from 10:00am – 11:00am.

We will be meeting with State Rep. Miller to discuss his role in the climate caucus and funding local public transportation to help get cars off the road and relieve the poor air quality in his district. We will also discuss solar advocacy priorities, such as enabling community solar with HB 1555, updating our solar goals with HB 1080/SB501, or stopping homeowners associations from blocking solar with SB 826/HB 1996. More information and the bill can be found here: Protect your right to go solar in Pennsylvania | Solar United Neighbors.

Register here and we look forward to your participation!

Now Available: Video of Main Line IPL Chapter’s May 23rd Program!

The Clean Energy Co-op

For our May 23rd program, Joy Baxter presents about The Clean Energy Co-op’s support of local solar projects. This presentation is a follow-up to last month’s program: Ron Celentano’s PA Solar Update.

In the Spring of 2021 a new finance option for nonprofits and community businesses looking to install solar became available in the Greater Philadelphia area. The Clean Energy Co-op supports local solar energy projects that benefit our community through a pooled funding approach. The proven and awarded model has helped nonprofits and community businesses ‘go solar’ through the investments of co-op members. Co-op members engage in socially conscious investing to enable the development of solar installations. Membership is attractive to residents that are not able to install solar on their own home or want to make a difference in their community. In addition to helping to finance solar installations, The Clean Energy Co-op educates nonprofits, especially Houses of Worship on all financing options for going solar.

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Joy Baxter is a trained Creation Care Ambassador for Blessed Tomorrow and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. She is chair of the Green Team of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ardmore, co-chair of the Haverford Township Environmental Advisory Committee and chair of the Southeast PA chapter of the Clean Energy Co-op that develops renewable energy installations through local community investment. Joy has used her background in engineering to bring a fresh analysis and solutions. We are grateful to Joy Baxter for presenting this program.

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Email us or sign up here if you would like to join Main Line IPL!

Main Line IPL Monthly Chapter Meeting – May 2022

The Main Line chapter of PA IPL meets each month on fourth Monday evenings, 7:00-8:45 via Zoom.  We email a link to people on the Tuesday prior — often with a bit of special program description.  We hope you will join us!

Please note: Main Line PA IPL’s normal monthly chapter meeting takes place from 7:00 – 7:30pm for chapter members only.
The program, which is open to all, begins at 7:30pm and is followed by a Q and A ending at 8:45pm.

To make sure you get the links, reach out to conveners Courtenay Willcox and Chuck Marshall by emailing them at mainline@paipl.org — and be sure to add mainline@paipl.org to your contacts!

The Clean Energy Co-op

For our May 23rd program, we will hear from Joy Baxter who will will present about The Clean Energy Co-op’s support of local solar projects. This presentation is a follow-up to last month’s program: Ron Celentano’s PA Solar Update. We hope you can join us.

In the Spring of 2021 a new finance option for nonprofits and community businesses looking to install solar became available in the Greater Philadelphia area. The Clean Energy Co-op supports local solar energy projects that benefit our community through a pooled funding approach. The proven and awarded model has helped nonprofits and community businesses ‘go solar’ through the investments of co-op members. Co-op members engage in socially conscious investing to enable the development of solar installations.  Membership is attractive to residents that are not able to install solar on their own home or want to make a difference in their community.  In addition to helping to finance solar installations, The Clean Energy Co-op educates nonprofits, especially Houses of Worship on all financing options for going solar.

We are grateful that Joy Baxter will present Monday’s program. Joy is a trained Creation Care Ambassador for Blessed Tomorrow and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. She is chair of the Green Team of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ardmore, co-chair of the Haverford Township Environmental Advisory Committee and chair of the Southeast PA chapter of the Clean Energy Co-op that develops renewable energy installations through local community investment. Joy has used her background in engineering to bring a fresh analysis and solutions.

REGISTER HERE

Email us or sign up here if you would like to join Main Line IPL!

Now Available: Video of Main Line IPL Chapter’s April 25th Program!

Status of Solar PV in Pennsylvania with Ron Celentano

For our April 25th program, Ron Celentano gives us a brief overview of the solar penetration in the US and more specifically the development in Pennsylvania, and how it compares to other states. An overview of current solar policy issues in PA is also presented, including legislative bills, regulatory developments, continuing barriers, and other topics.

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Ron Celentano is a solar energy industry consultant with Celentano Energy Services (CES). He started working in the solar energy field over 40 years ago, with more than 25 years focused on solar PV. Generally, his experience covers technical and policy related fields, including system design, commissioning, testing, performance monitoring installation; project oversight representing the customer; expert witness regarding technical assessments of PV systems and products; installer/code official training, curriculum development, rebate program administration. He has been involved with helping shape most all of Pennsylvania’s state laws and regulations in solar energy over the past two decades, including net metering, interconnection, PA’s solar share requirement, closing the borders, and many other policy related issues. Currently he is President of Pennsylvania Solar & Storage Industries Assoc. (PASSIA) and V.P. of Mid-Atlantic Solar & Storage Industries Assoc. (MSSIA) for Pennsylvania; Technical Director of Philadelphia Solar Energy Assoc. (PSEA); Board Member of Power up Gambia; and he holds a BS in Physics and MS in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

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Email us or sign up here if you would like to join Main Line IPL!

Main Line IPL Monthly Chapter Meeting – April 2022

The Main Line chapter of PA IPL meets each month on fourth Monday evenings, 7:00-8:45 via Zoom.  We email a link to people on the Tuesday prior — often with a bit of special program description.  We hope you will join us!

Please note: Main Line PA IPL’s normal monthly chapter meeting takes place from 7:00 – 7:30pm for chapter members only.
The program, which is open to all, begins at 7:30pm and is followed by a Q and A ending at 8:45pm.

To make sure you get the links, reach out to conveners Courtenay Willcox and Chuck Marshall by emailing them at mainline@paipl.org — and be sure to add mainline@paipl.org to your contacts!

Status of Solar PV in Pennsylvania

For our April 25th program, we will hear from Ron Celentano who will give us a brief overview of the solar penetration in the US and more specifically the development in Pennsylvania, and how it compares to other states. An overview of current solar policy issues in PA will also be presented, including legislative bills, regulatory developments, continuing barriers, and other topics.

Ron Celentano is a solar energy industry consultant with Celentano Energy Services (CES). He started working in the solar energy field over 40 years ago, with more than 25 years focused on solar PV. Generally, his experience covers technical and policy related fields, including system design, commissioning, testing, performance monitoring installation; project oversight representing the customer; expert witness regarding technical assessments of PV systems and products; installer/code official training, curriculum development, rebate program administration. He has been involved with helping shape most all of Pennsylvania’s state laws and regulations in solar energy over the past two decades, including net metering, interconnection, PA’s solar share requirement, closing the borders, and many other policy related issues. Currently he is President of Pennsylvania Solar & Storage Industries Assoc. (PASSIA) and V.P. of Mid-Atlantic Solar & Storage Industries Assoc. (MSSIA) for Pennsylvania; Technical Director of Philadelphia Solar Energy Assoc. (PSEA); Board Member of Power up Gambia; and he holds a BS in Physics and MS in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

REGISTER HERE

Email us or sign up here if you would like to join Main Line IPL!