Climate Action through Solar: 
Two Solutions
After Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, what could be a Hotter Topic than taking Climate Action steps? Solar Energy is a key solution!

Citizens of Leon County will soon have two solar options: FL SUN, a solar co-op, and the City's Solar Farm Customer Program, which together will provide for more community resiliency during storms.

FL SUN will launch in Leon County in January. It is a partnership between the Florida League of Women Voters and the Community Power Network. The Florida League has worked to make Florida #1 in solar for more than two years by increasing rooftop, yard and parking lot solar and making it more affordable. Heaven Campbell, Program Associate for the Co-op initiative, will describe how our community will join the program that has been so successful in central and south Florida.
Joining Ms. Campbell will be David Byrne, Assistant General Manager for the City of Tallahassee Electric Utility. He will report on the installation progress for the 20 MW 120 acre Solar Farm that is expected to be completed by early December. He will also discuss the progress of its Customer Participation Program. Enrollment ends December 31 and is about 80% full for residential customers.

The City customer program, Power Up with Solar (a result of the Community Solar advocacy by LWVT and others), is great for those who want solar but are unable to install a system themselves, such as apartment dwellers.
DATE: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
TIME: 11:30am - 1:00pm
LOCATION:   Four Points by Sheraton
316 West Tennessee Street
MENU: Marinated pork loin, or spinach over dried tomato and poblano penne pasta
COST: Members - $22 Nonmembers - $25

FOR RESERVATIONS: Please RSVP by Saturday morning, Sept. 23, 2017.
Call 850-309-3005 or email
***Because the League must pay for reservations cancelled after Saturday, Sept. 23, those who cancel late should reimburse the League for the cost of their reservations.***
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