Solar Power Film Screenings and Workshops


 

 

Do you know where your power comes from?


Do you know if your utility offers a clean energy program?


What would it take to convert your home or business to solar power? 


Through a series of film screenings and workshops in Kansas communities, the Climate + Energy Project hopes to get more Kansans thinking and talking about the state’s solar energy potential.


Shaping the Future: How Should Kansas Adapt to the Growth of Rooftop Solar?

Each of the events will include an evening screening of "Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution,” a film by Jamie Redford that tracks his journey as he learns about clean energy, plus a panel discussion and question-and-answer session with audience members.

Bonus! Action Guide from the Redford Center.


 


Business Workshop: Building a Brighter Solar Economy in Kansas 

During workshops, participants can learn more in-depth information about distributed generation—the term for technologies such as solar panels or wind turbines that generate electricity at or near where it will be used.

 

 

What is distributed generation and what are some of its benefits? Click on the image below to hear Mark Horst from King Solar explain. Don't stop there! Sign up to attend one of the events in the state.

 

 

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A discussion guide, "Shaping the Future: How Should Kansas Adapt to the Growth of Rooftop Solar?” published in June 2017 by the Kansas Leadership Center, outlines the issues surrounding distributed generation.


The Climate + Energy Project and the Clean Energy Business Council will present the events with host organizations in each community. Stay tuned for details!

 

Click on the image below to watch the live streaming with Andy Rondon from Good Energy Solutions. Andy is one of the event speakers.


 

                     

Solar Event Locations & Dates

This section will be updated regularly with details for each event location.
 
Solar Event Locations:
Johnson County - June 4th and 5th
Wichita, Sedgwick County - July 9th and 10th 
Dodge City, Ford County - July 10th and 11th 
Greensburg, Kiowa County - July 12th and 13th
Salina, Saline County - TBD
Hays, Ellis County - TBD

RALLY to SAVE KANSAS SOLAR

Hear from KS legislators, solar companies, and solar advocates.

Munch on Kansas SUNSHINE snacks, pizza and CLEAN ENERGY punch.

Wear YELLOW to show your support for Kansas solar (hats, tshirts, sunglasses, etc.).

Invite others to join us! We need to make a big impression by filling the room with solar advocates!

Sign up for a food head count and to stay updated on the rate case.


WHEN: Thursday, June 28. The Save Kansas Solar Rally begins at 4:30 p.m. Hear from KS legislators and solar advocates at 5:30 p.m. The KCC public hearing begins at 6 p.m. (see below for details on the rate case).

WHERE: Hughes Metropolitan Complex at Wichita State University. 5015 East 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67220
The Save Kansas Solar rally will take place near the playing fields. Link to GPS points:https://goo.gl/maps/zbRSgem77D52

WHY: Westar Energy has asked the the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) to approve a combined rate case (docket 18-WSEE-328-RTS) that would increase the monthly service fee and electric rates for all customers and add a tariff for some solar customers.

The standard monthly service fee for all customers will increase $4, climbing to $18.50.

Residential solar customers who installed on or after October 28, 2015, will see an average bill increase of 50%.

Electric vehicle owners will see new rates.

The KCC is holding a second public hearing, Thursday, June 28, in the Lowe Auditorium inside Hughes Metropolitan Complex at Wichita State University to gather public comment on Westar Energy’s rate case.The Climate + Energy Project is gathering solar advocates outside the building ahead of the hearing at 4:30 PM for Save Kansas Solar activities.

Learn more about the rate case from this podcast and article:http://www.cjonline.com/news/20180604/capitol-insider-podcast-as-westar-merges-with-great-plains-observers-want-new-study-of-rates

Those unable to attend the hearing can submit public comments to the KCC until 5 PM July 18. Details at: http://www.climateandenergy.org/page.79.westar-rate-increase