Solarize Brooklyn, a grass-roots program bringing cost-effective solar power to Brooklyn buildings on a large scale, kicks off its 2013 campaign in the Kensington, Windsor Terrace and Flatbush neighborhoods kicks off on April 24 with a community education session at the Windsor Terrace Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at 160 E. 5thStreet, from 6:30pm-8pm. Visitsolarizebrooklyn.org for more information and to register for the event.
With assistance from Solar One, Sustainable Kensington Windsor Terrace and Sustainable Flatbush have joined forces to form the Solarize Brooklyn: Kensington Windsor Terrace & Flatbush program. SKWT and SF are grass-roots neighborhood organizations whose common missions are to build community through education and actions that reduce our environmental impact. The Solarize Brooklyn program seeks to educate homeowners on the benefits and implications of solar energy and help homeowners save money on their solar installation costs by negotiating a volume discount on behalf of the community. The community education sessions will provide homeowners with a step-by-step introduction to going solar, introduce them to the solar installation companies that have been selected for the program, and give them a chance to sign up for a solar assessment. Community education sessions will also be held in May and June.