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October 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - October 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

I am currently leading implementation of the City of Dallas Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan, and serving on the Texas-Oklahoma-Kansas author team for the 5th National Climate Assessment. Through the development of the climate plan, I learned more about the importance of implementing renewable energy as an important means of reducing reliance and use of carbon-based energy sources. Through attending NTREG meetings to learn more about renewable energy, I learned more about how easy it is to go solar. During the time we were developing the climate plan, we suffered through two or three weather events that knocked out power for a week or so, and so I received even more incentive to go solar. I obtained bids from 3 vendors, and went with Axium Solar, who installed the initial system for me, and it took less than a day. Fast forward to winter 2021……and even with solar, I had ice in my sink. So, I have installed a radiant barrier to improve energy efficiency, and made arrangements to increase overall solar capacity, and a battery so that even when the power goes out, my solar is able to keep me warm in the winter, and cool in the summer. And then there’s the whole walking-the-talk thing – If I am going to be promoting renewable energy across the City, I need to be able to understand what it is that I am promoting, and what the process entails.

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Date:
October 1
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-6
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Organizer

Susan Alvarez
Email:
rlagerblad@ntreg.org

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Sustainable Features
Electric Vehicle(s), Electric Vehicle Charging, Energy Efficiency Upgrades, Solar PV - Rooftop
System Size (in kW):
5.1
Solar Site Type
Home
Organization:
North Texas Renewable Energy Group

Venue

North Texas Renewable Energy Group
1327 Walter Drive
Dallas, TX 75211 United States
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