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Community solar energy conference slated for Saturday

By The Star Staff

On Saturday, the Neighbors United for Solar Energy conference will be held to empower individuals and communities in the transition to solar energy, and to share information about community solar projects and their benefits, and the federal funds available to help them pay for the technology.

David Ortiz, executive director of Solar United Neighbors Puerto Rico, the conference “is a unique opportunity to learn about different community solar projects, and how to access federal funds to acquire a solar system.”

The conference organized by the nonprofit Solar United Neighbors will be held in the theater at Polytechnic University in Hato Rey starting at 8:30 a.m.

The event, which is open to the public, free of charge and includes breakfast and lunch, will feature several panelists who will focus on the critical issues of solar energy and energy independence in Puerto Rico.

In one panel, various community groups will present examples of community projects in Puerto Rico. In another, representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will discuss the different federal DOE funding programs available and how to apply for them.

The event coincides with the visit to Puerto Rico of U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, whose office will be represented at the conference by its director in Puerto Rico, Agustín Carbó.

Spaces are limited. To register, visit event/conference-neighbors-united-for-solar-energy/ or for more information and registration, write to, visit the Solar United Neighbors page on Facebook or Solar United Neighbors in PR on Instagram, or call 787 923 7922.

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