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Sunday Journal

Solarize Wellfleet – Sunday Journal 3/02/2014 The effort to increase solar power on Cape is discussed by Dick Elkin, he oversees the Solarize Wellfleet program, he’s in studio with Rob Woodard to discuss the initiative making it possible for homeowners to get credit for installing solar panels. Listen to the interview

Our Progress

Progress 1-15-2014

People have been hearing about Solarize Wellfleet in news articles, radio interviews, and word of mouth and have been contacting us to express their interest. We held our first meeting for the public on January 24 which provided a boost in the number of people who expressed interest in Solarize Wellfleet. Our second meeting Solar …

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Solar 101 draws over 101 people.

On February 3  we held the “Solarize 101″ Presentation  at the Council on Aging.  It was a presentation from the Mass Clean Energy Center describing the overall program. The installer team presented their offering.  Over 100 people attended, despite the snowy weather. Users can consider various system sizes and configurations and estimate the potential of each …

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Solarize Wellfleet Kicks off to an Overflow Crowd

Over one hundred people jammed Preservation Hall to enjoy Oysters and Chablis and learn more about the Solarize Wellfleet Program.   Marcus Springer, chair of the Wellfleet Energy Committee introduced the speakers.  Bob Prescott of the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuarary spoke next about Mass Audubon’s commitment to Green Energy.  Marianne Lampke of the Tern foundation …

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The Lowdown with Ira Wood

Ira Wood

Dick Elkin and Marcus Springer were interviewed by Ira Wood on the Lowdown on Jan 21, 2014.  You can listen to the interview.

DOER Announces Final Policy Design for SREC II Program

DOER Commissioner Mark Sylvia has announced the outlines of the new SREC II program.  One key aspect is reduced  incentive value over time.  The auction price will decline from the current $285 per megawatt to $189 over ten years. The amount of energy needed to be produced in order to “mint” on SREC will be increased, …

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Volunteer Orientation a Success

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Over thirty five people and one turkey attended a volunteer orientation for Solarize Wellfleet at the Mass Bay Wildlife Sanctuary on Wednesday, January 8.   Dick Elkin presented an overview of the program, outilned the outreach efforts and discussed the volunteer positions we needed. Janet Drohan was introduced as the volunteer coordinator.       …

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Wellfleet embraces the sun

By Mary Ann Bragg mbragg@capecodonline.com December 26, 2013 WELLFLEET — Wellfleet will be the second town on Cape Cod to join a state program to persuade homeowners to install solar panels to generate electricity. The town energy committee has joined up with the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary for “Solarize Wellfleet,” which formally kicks off Jan. 24. …

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Three Things to Know About Solar Power on WCAI

WCAI Broadcast addresses solar power.  Listen to the broadcast, including an interview with Marcus Springer, Wellfleet Energy Committee Chair. By Heather Goldstone Solar power installations in Massachusetts have increased 80-fold in just six years, outstripping state officials’ goals and surprising many. If you’ve ever thought solar power was only for the tropics or desserts, think …

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Solarize Wellfleet Grant Awarded

Wellfleet has been selected to participate in the Solarize Massachusetts program of the MassCEC.  We will be kicking off our efforts in the next few weeks. As part of this program Wellfleet will deploy the Map Dwell program, which will allow residents and property owners to evaluate the suitability of their property for solar installations …

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