This week's news and updates from Community Power Network.
As part of our series of profiles on CPN members, I spoke with Aaron Sutch of The Mountain Institute about their recent solar project in West Virginia. The Mountain Institute, a nonprofit founded in 1972 in West Virginia, is dedicated to promoting economic development in mountain areas, conservation of mountain environments, and support for mountain cultures. The organization has offices in West Virginia, Nepal, and Peru, and recently implemented a solar project in rural West Virginia.
We have partnered with The Solar Community of No Name Key to help them fight for their right to remain an off-grid solar community.
Exciting news! We are proud to release our new Solar for Schools Resource Guide, a report to help citizens and school administrators begin the process of taking their school or district solar. This report was also recently highlighted in a national Solar Citizen email (make sure to get on the Solar Citizen email list for future updates, too).
Check out some examples of how our Partners are taking advantage of our petition tools!
We are excited to share that we’ve been working on with folks in the Mid-Atlantic region to create statewide solar listserves in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Click here to learn more, and visit each group.
We are excited to let you know about a new project we've been working on in partnership with the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). Called, Solar Citizen, the initiative is a series of bi-weekly email newsletters that feature “News You Can Use” and “Tools for Action,” so readers can learn about renewable energy issues, projects, andcampaigns and immediately take action.
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