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Going Solar: “Solarize Oakland-Uptown” Launches with Workshop for Commercial Property Owners

Registration is requested for this event–please REGISTER HERE. Thanks!


Calling all commercial property owners in Oakland and Uptown! As partners in the Solarize Allegheny campaign, the Green Building Alliance’s Pittsburgh 2030 District – along with Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC), Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID), and Uptown Partners – invites you to join the launch of “Solarize Oakland-Uptown” to learn how solar can work for your business.


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Solar energy is the fastest growing energy source in the world. While the Pittsburgh region has many cloudy days, we receive much more sun than Germany – the leading solar energy nation! Solar energy works well in Pennsylvania and there are already nearly 8,000 solar installations in Pennsylvania.

With the steep drop in solar costs, the 30% federal tax credit, and the accelerated depreciation schedule for which 60% of the cost of the system can be claimed during the first year, solar has become a wise financial investment for commercial property owners.

Solarize Oakland-Uptown is a 16-week campaign managed by non-profit organization SmartPower and funded by the Heinz Endowments to help residents and commercial property owners consider the benefits of solar energy. At this informational session, we will provide an overview of solar energy and discussion about financing. You will also meet the two local, pre-screened solar installers and have the ability to request a free quote for your building through the program.

Walk, bike or take public transportation. Paid parking is available in the garage under the Hall.

Visit the Solarize Allegheny website at www.SolarizeAllegheny.org for more information about the project.

Have questions about Going Solar Workshop for Commercial Property Owners? Contact SmartPower and the Solarize Allegheny Campaign.



8:15am-Registration, coffee, light refreshments


10:00am-Event Wrap-Up


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