Let SOLAR Light Up Your Home (or Business!) * Northern Lights Energy Shows You How

An informative, free session sharing the benefits of net metering solar power systems, including specifics on grants and low-interest loan incentives available.

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The Local Living Venture is pleased to join with Scott Shipley of Northern Lights Energy in presenting the information you want to know in order to take charge of your energy future. Connect with the best of both worlds - the convenience of the power grid at your disposal, but with the ability to feed into the system in a meaningful and environmentally friendly way!

This session will share with you the benefits of investing in solar power today, for homes and businesses - how solar can be an excellent investment as well as good for the planet.  Scott will describe existing incentives, how they are changing and why its a good time to take advantage of them.  There will be a focus on purchasing versus leasing and why a purchase is a often a better investment. 

This discussion is geared primarily to on-grid homes but will touch on off-grid situations  - if there is interest in the group. We will also cover the potential, using technologies available today, for you to generate all your annual energy on-site to create a 'net zero' energy space.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Scott was a Senior Energy Analyst for Taitem Engineering, Ithaca, NY, conducting energy efficiency studies and trainings all over NY for multifamily homes, hotels, commercial businesses, farms, and mixed-use buildings. He helped Taitem Engineering launch their solar design and installation division.

He previously helped found Community Energy Services in Canton, NY; a not for profit dedicated to providing energy efficiency education and services to the North Country. As Director of Technical Services he oversaw all energy efficiency services to homes, farms and businesses. In this role he held several national certifications from the Building Performance Institute in energy analysis of building structure and heating systems.

He has conducted numerous presentations and trainings dealing with energy efficiency, energy efficiency analysis, solar installation, safety and design, and sustainable development through solar deployment. He holds a B.S. from Cornell University and a certificate in Electrical Construction from SUNY College of Technology at Canton.

Scott holds a certification in solar electric system installation and design from NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners). He lives in Canton, NY with his wife and two children in a home powered by solar electricity.


  • This informative workshop / information session is completely FREE to the public.  Considering the investment in your future energy independence, this is a true gift!  Compliments of Northern Lights Energy.
  • Registration is not necessary, but is appreciated for planning purposes.  Registrants will receive a reminder, directions to the venue, and a special packet of information on the topic! We will also be able to inform you of any "rain date," etc.  See TO REGISTER below please.

Potsdam Community Room, Civic Center Complex
(above police station, next door to library and Village offices), Potsdam, NY
Park in the lot on Main Street next to the fire station at Main and Pierrepont - enter through the Public Safety Complex doors next to the library.
"Drop in's" are welcome.

An RSVP is not required but is suggested!  However, if you register in advance we will have your phone number and be able to notify you in the unlikely event of postponement, etc.

TO REGISTER (not required)
Send email to LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com or call  (315) 347-4223 to reserve a spot.
It is requested that the number in party,  contact phone number and email address should be given when reserving. 
Email confirmation will be sent to all registrants within 24-48 hours.

The Local Living Venture coordinates near-weekly resourceful Living Skills Workshops sharing traditional rural and simple living skills for a healthful and capable community.  Our brand new website,  at www.LocalLivingVenture.org, is made possible by a grant from the Northern New York Community Foundation.


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Northern Lights Energy




February 26th, 2015 6:30 PM   through   8:00 PM
Potsdam, NY
United States

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