Here at OSU we boast a variety of cutting edge sustainable energy options. From our LEED Platinum rated Energy Center to our portable Solar Trailer, sustainable energy is an important feature of our campus.
Seeds for the Sol is a non-profit, grass-roots organization that helps low and middle-income homeowners afford solar systems.
On Tuesday, September 9th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm there will be a demonstration at the Corvallis Public Library to learn the basics of solar energy. Participants will learn how solar works in Oregon’s climate, available solar technologies and how they fit into your overall energy use, how to assess your site for solar, and financial incentives and tax credits that can cover up to 80% of the cost.
Seeds for the Sol founder Julie Williams, a teacher at Corvallis High School, will introduce the company’s unique neighbor-to-neighbor funding model, which is helping homeowners put solar on their roofs by providing them with zero-interest loans.
Julie will present some of the homes in Benton County that have installed solar with help from Seeds for the Sol, and explain four ways neighbors can get involved, including:
Becoming a Sun Harvester by installing solar panels on your home using a zero-interest loan, which you’ll pay back using incentives & tax credits.
Becoming a Sun Buddy by sharing your savings and providing a zero-interest loan (repaid in 5 years or less) to help other homeowners in the community put solar on their roofs.
Becoming a pass-through partner by saving on your personal or business taxes and helping Seeds for the Sol install more local solar.
Becoming a Sun Supporter by making a donation and supporting Seeds for the Sol’s mission to educate, build connections, and reduce our carbon footprint.
This will be an event you won’t want to miss, don’t forget to RSVP here.