County and solar co-op host July 25 meeting in CH
On Thursday, July 25, the Cuyahoga County Department of Sustainability and the nonprofit Solar United Neighbors will co-sponsor a free, informational meeting for home and business owners interested in going solar. The meeting will take place at the Lee Road Library (2345 Lee Road), at 6 p.m.
Topics will include the history of solar technology; financial incentives, such as the 30-percent Federal Solar Tax Credit; and financing options, including the low-interest Cuyahoga County HELP Loan Program.
Attendees will learn how to save money by joining the Cuyahoga County Solar Co-op. Once the co-op has grown to sufficient size, members will solicit bids from installers and choose democratically from among those bids. There is no obligation and members can quit at any time. Since the program began in 2016, it has helped 80 people save on the cost of solar installation.
Solar power is growing in Ohio. Nearly 25,000 Ohio homes use solar power, and the industry has created 7,162 jobs in the state.
To learn more about this emerging green technology, and the Cuyahoga County Solar Co-op, visit www.solaruntiedneighbors.org/cuyahoga.
David Nader, a resident of Cleveland's Cudell neighborhood, is the outreach coordinator for the Cuyahoga County Department of Sustainability.
He hopes to use grassroots techniques such as door-to-door canvassing to increase public awareness of the problems posed by climate change.