As Californians, we're all too familiar with the term "rolling blackouts". These occur when our power grids become overworked. Earlier this year, PG&E announced that they believed their equipment caused the 2018 Camp Fire. A combination of dry vegetation, lack of precipitation, and the Santa Ana winds spurred the Woolsey Fire on. To deter possible fire outbreaks, PG&E plans to implement rolling blackouts. Other utilities may follow suit. If you don't want to be caught without power, consider solar power. Attend a Ventura solar workshop to find out more about it.
What: Ventura Solar Workshop
Where: Ventura City Hall, Community Meeting Room (501 Police St)
When: Thursday, July 11th, 5:30 pm
Contact: Community Environmental Council (805) 963-0583 x101
Ventura Solar Workshop
Just last week, the City and the CEC (Community Environmental Council) hosted their very first Ventura solar workshop. They scheduled their second (and last) one for next month. This free workshop provides education on how solar power works for residences. They also make it much more affordable for people to install solar panels on their homes through the Solarize Ventura 2019 program.
Solarize Ventura 2019 gives Ventura area residents both education on and storage equipment for solar power when they decide to sign up for the program. Current solar users receive newer storage equipment as well through the program. This equipment allows a place for unused solar power gathered throughout the day to be stored up for use at night. When residents access that power instead of the more expensive electrical power from the city's power grid, it lessens the strain on the grid. Additionally, it lowers your electrical bill and reduces the chances of equipment failure that may cause future fires.
For those residents still rebuilding after the 2017 Thomas Fire, the Solarize Ventura 2019 program easily integrates into new construction plans. It also works on recently completed construction. No matter how far along you are in the rebuilding process, officials would love for victims of the Thomas Fire to attend their Ventura solar workshop to learn all about the solar power and equipment available to them.
You don't need a reservation to attend the workshop. Simply show up at City Hall on July 11th. They plan on holding the meeting in the Community Meeting Room at 5:30 pm. For more information about the program itself, contact Lars Davenport, Environmental Specialist at (805) 652-4595. He'll be happy to tell you all about it.
Originally posted on our Ventura County real estate blog here: http://thezteam4re.com/ventura-solar-workshop-2019/.