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Thursday, June 18, 2009
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Developing solar energy on college campuses

Join academic institutional leaders, green energy investors, leading philanthropists, and renewable energy advocates to learn about the exciting implications of new federal and state renewable energy incentives and successful leading-edge solar-powered academic buildings. Discover how the now common-place PPA solar funding model makes possible both no-capital cost solar deployment on college campuses and low-risk green investment for investors and philanthropists alike. Engage in a discussion about how you can become part of a national movement and make Ohio a leader in this exciting new initiative.

Featured Speakers: David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies at OberlinRichard Stuebi, BP Fellow for Energy and Environmental Advancement at The Cleveland FoundationJacob Travis, Founder-President of Solar College Initiative, a Cleveland-based national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing solar energy on college and university campuses.

Solar College Initiative (www.solarcollege.org) is a Cleveland-based national nonprofit dedicated to advancing solar energy on college and university campuses. The organization, founded in November 2008, is guided by a national steering committee and advisory board of professionals from a variety of sectors including solar, environmental activism, finance, socially responsible business, and nonprofit. SolarCollege's team of experts assists colleges and universities to assess their needs, build stakeholder support, develop requests for proposal, and negotiate the various avenues of financing to find a solution that best suits the needs of the institution. A collaborative purchasing program leverages economies of scale to enable the procurement of solar system components and installation services at reduced costs.

Join academic institutional leaders, green energy investors, leading philanthropists, and renewable energy advocates to learn about the exciting implications of new federal and state renewable energy incentives and successful leading-edge solar-powered academic buildings. Discover how the now common-place PPA solar funding model makes possible both no-capital cost solar deployment on college campuses and low-risk green investment for investors and philanthropists alike. Engage in a discussion about how you can become part of a national movement and make Ohio a leader in this exciting new initiative. Featured Speakers: David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies at OberlinRichard Stuebi, BP Fellow for Energy and Environmental Advancement at The Cleveland FoundationJacob Travis, Founder-President of Solar College Initiative, a Cleveland-based national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing solar energy on college and university campuses. Solar College Initiative (www.solarcollege.org) is a Cleveland-based national nonprofit dedicated to advancing solar energy on college and university campuses. The organization, founded in November 2008, is guided by a national steering committee and advisory board of professionals from a variety of sectors including solar, environmental activism, finance, socially responsible business, and nonprofit. SolarCollege's team of experts assists colleges and universities to assess their needs, build stakeholder support, develop requests for proposal, and negotiate the various avenues of financing to find a solution that best suits the needs of the institution. A collaborative purchasing program leverages economies of scale to enable the procurement of solar system components and installation services at reduced costs.

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