Celebrating Spring and the Power of the Sun by Attending the Do It Yourself Solar Panel Workshop and Installation Event

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On Friday, April 6th and Saturday, April 7th, Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity in partnership with New Vision Renewable Energy will be hosting "Do It Yourself Solar Panel Workshop and Installation" event celebrating spring and the power of the sun.

The event will kick off Friday, April 6th at the Pendleton County Community Building in Franklin, WV, from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, with a presentation from Ruston Seaman, Executive Director of New Vision Renewable Energy.  

Location:  (Look for Habitat Signs)
Pendleton Community Building
200 Confederate Road
Franklin, WV 26807

Ruston will cover the basics of solar energy production, installation methods, and showcase some of the Do-It-Your-Self solar panel installation projects in West Virginia.  He will also share his vision of how energy production in this state can increase in a more sustainable fashion and how even the lowest of income families can harness the power of the sun.  A “pot-luck” dinner will be held on site during the presentation.

On April 7th, Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity and New Vision Renewable Energy will be doing a hands-on workshop on how to install a 3KW solar PV system and provide instruction on how to build and install a solar system for your home or community facility.  The location of the hands-on training will be at the Habitat for Humanity construction office located in Franklin, WV, from 8 am – 3 pm.   A luncheon and drinks will be supplied to those who participate.

Habitat for Humanity
202 N. Main Street
Franklin, WV 26807
(This location is on the back street behind the main building, look for Habitat signs.)


New Vision Renewable Energy, a Christian Community Development Organization, was launched in Philippi, West Virginia in 2009 and is growing as a grassroots community-based organization working to ReEnergize Communities to implement renewable energy solutions in their own neighborhoods.  New Vision is an educational and innovation movement focusing on applicable technologies within the emerging “green” economy and serves as a hub of collaborative discussion, training and invention bringing together green innovators, community leaders, youth, companies, organizations as well as public and private partners.  

People Chapel Church solar energy system

On Earth Day, April 22nd, 2010, the group completed its first community made solar energy system at the Peoples Chapel Church in the Chestnut Ridge community of Barbour County, West Virginia.


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Comments (9)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Rebecca,

Looks like a great way to celebrate Spring with learning all about the power of sun!! Great Localism post!

Mar 31, 2012 12:35 PM
Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC

Rebecca, What an awesome program!  I wish we were doing that here, where the sun warmed us to 94 degrees today!  I want the solar shingles Dow is testing in Colorado this year.  Hopefully they will make it to the valley soon., 

Mar 31, 2012 02:10 PM
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Rebecca,

A green church made out of red brick.

Now that is cool.


Mar 31, 2012 09:57 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The "Do It Yourself Solar Panel Workshop and Installation" event is an idea that should be copied by many communities.  You should do a series of blogs on the topics.

Mar 31, 2012 10:29 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Dorie, thanks and it is a good way to learn how to do it yourself.

Marge, solar shingles yeah is the way to go.

Phil, I agree it is cool. Thanks for stopping by...

Roy, thanks for the suggestion............ I think I will do a series on this topic Roy!

Apr 01, 2012 03:30 AM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Rebecca  That is what I call a major effort and certainly a program that will benefit the community.  Another of your fantastic local event posts

Apr 01, 2012 07:26 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Karen, thank you.  You are just so supportive and I really appreciate it.

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