Solar 101 Workshop

Clean, Safe, Renewable

Curious about solar for your home or business?
Want solar but stymied by wrong roof, too much shade, historic district, etc.?

Two highly qualified solar experts will answer basic questions to help you consider your solar options like whether buying or leasing a system is best for you, how to select an installer, and what the risks and rewards of a solar array are. In addition, if onsite solar isn’t an option for a home or business owner, hear about a local community solar project that would enable residents to generate solar energy in a community “solar garden” and on future plans for Saratoga Springs to provide solar options to city residents.


WHAT: Solar 101 Informational Workshop

WHEN: Monday, June 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

WHERE: H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library,
49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

WHO: City of Saratoga Springs Climate Smart Task Force and Sustainable Saratoga


The Mayor will be offering welcoming remarks. Guest speakers include Olya Prevo-White and Dennis Phayre. Both are exceptionally experienced in solar energy installation and project development. Olya is a NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional and a solar project manager with CT Male. In 2009, Olya assisted Saratoga Springs residents Carol and Otis Maxwell install the first solar installation on a Victorian home in the heart of the historic district. Dennis is a solar energy specialist and project manager for EnterSolar and is currently working on the construction of the first Shared Renewables community solar project in New York State. In addition, Commissioner Michele Madigan will discuss Community Solar in Saratoga Springs.

For more information about the event, please feel free to contact Tina Carton at 518-587-3550, ext. 2534 or No registration required.

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About the Sponsors:

The City of Saratoga Springs Climate Smart Task Force helps the community identify and implement actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while saving money and energy.

Sustainable Saratoga is a community non-profit organization promoting education and action around a broad range of sustainability issues. For further information on their work, visit