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  • Welcome to MAREA
    choose a clean energy supplier and have solar electricity delivered to you by your utility company still helping the environment even with no installation on your site And you may also choose to have or add battery backup so that your place will continue to run using your solar panels even when the grid is out At our May meeting MAREA board member Vera Cole will give an overview of ways to go solar and offer an array ha of resources to support your planning decision making and experience with solar These resources include the introduction of several new initiatives from MAREA to support a regional community of solar owners and supporters We look forward to your input INVITE TO SOLAR OWNERS If you ve already gone solar we d love for you to share a few pictures of your PV system with the MAREA audience give a brief description and take a few questions As we learned from the Solar Tour last fall there s nothing like learning from friends and neighbors about their experience going solar If you re willing to share your PV experience own lease or PPA please send an email to themarea gmail com and we ll get back to you with next steps If you ve chosen to have clean energy delivered through your utility company we d love to hear from you too Many thanks Please drop us a note Vera Cole is Lead Faculty for the Energy and Sustainability Policy program at Penn State Sheâ s a long time MAREA board member and has worked on many solar education workshop and advocacy projects She wrote the Pennsylvania Homeowners Guide to Solar compiled the report PA Sunshine Counts summarizing results of the PA Sunshine Rebate Program after self lawyering and winning a Right To Know case in Commonwealth Court against the PA DEP for release of data co instructs with Bill Hennessy the Solar Energy Camp at the Sustainable Energy Fund s annual Energypath event and advocates for solar and energy efficiency at every opportunity including appearances on NPR s All Things Considered Solar Advocates Fight Utilities Over Grid Access and Radio Times The Latest in Solar Energy Developments Nationally and Locally We hope you can join us on Tuesday May 31st at 7 00 at TEKPark 9999 Hamilton Boulevard Breinigsville PA 18031 between Kutztown and Allentown Meetings are free and open to the public After the meeting please plan to stick around and chat with friends old and new Light snacks will be served Hope to see you there For questions contact Vera Cole veracole comcast net Need a gift but don t want to buy stuff If you d like to make a donation to MAREA or buy someone a membership as a gift let us know and we ll handle the acknowledgement thoughtfully by email or paper mail with your input Drop us a note at themarea gmail com And remember all new memberships get a free copy of the

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  • Donate to MAREA
    discount on workshops Community Education MAREA works within the community to educate the public about renewable energy and sustainability through events and workshops Your membership supports this important work We also conduct monthly meetings at TEK Park in Brienigsville PA DIRECTIONS that include speakers and demonstrations on energy and sustainable living Your donation supports this important work The Pennsylvania Renewable Energy Sustainable Living Festival The three day festival promotes renewable

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  • Join MAREA
    SPONSORS BUSINESS AND SUSTAINING MEMBERS LINKS EVENTS Join MAREA Download a Membership Brochure You can join online by selecting one of the options below or CLICK HERE to download a membership brochure Join Online Personal Membership Student 15 Any student ID Individual 35 Family 50 2 adults children under 18 Senior 25 Over 60 Lifetime Membership Individual 500 Family 700 2 adults children under 18 Professional Membership Non Profit 75

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  • Contact MAREA
    Publicity Dave Bascelli bascelli ptd net 610 683 8496 Entertainment Family Children s Activities Anna Digate paenergyfestivalart gmail com Karen George kgeorge dekabatteries com Volunteer Coordinator MAREA is currently seeking a Volunteer Coordinator If you are interested in this position please contact us veracole comcast net 215 219 7908 Renewable Energy Sustainable Living Speakers Workshops Bill Hennessy bill berkssolar com 610 682 4300 Alternative Transportation Phil Jones philipk jones verizon

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  • MAREA: Call for Volunteers!
    MAREA appreciates your help and if asked will provide references confirming your MAREA contributions to prospective employers or schools If you have services you d like to offer other than those listed here please send a note to veracole comcast net Thank you MAREA Monthly Meeting Support To help MAREA s monthly meetings grow and continue to run smoothly this thoughtful person s will help with setup and clean up coordinate refreshments distribute information handle sign up sheet and count heads This work will take place at MAREA monthly meetings held at TEK Park on the last Tuesday of each month Contact bill berkssolar com Merchandise Manager s help organize MAREA inventory posters caps stickers t shirts etc and support plans to sell ship items Inventory is currently in Kutztown Contact a digate gmail com Event Coordinator s In this Outreach role volunteer will organize plans for MAREA to have a table or booth at area events related to sustainability and renewable energy This person will schedule themselves and other volunteers to cover the table or booth during event hours and be sure the booth gets setup and taken down on time MAREA will provide all booth materials and training and cover event registration fees Usually about one event per month Contact a digate gmail com Online Researcher and Tracker s MAREA is interested in monitoring many online news and information outlets including events calendars grants other funding opportunities etc A volunteer in this role would regularly check a specified list of sources for news and information of interest to MAREA This work is all on line and can be done from any location Contact wzimmer gmail com Instructor s MAREA is always looking to offer more educational opportunities such as classes workshops tours demonstrations etc If you have skills

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  • MAREA Community Projects
    projects throughout the year Learn from experts in the field MAREA members receive special discounts on workshops MAREA was formed with a specific goal to give back to the community We do this through our annual Renewable Energy Festival monthly educational public meetings and with our workshops that are open to the public We have held several workshops in 2008 and we are very excited about some of the community

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  • MAREA Workshops 2008
    phase 208 volt 400 amp electrical service The class was taught by master electrician and community college instructor Jenny Eigenberger Eigenberger has been a speaker at the PA Renewable Energy Sustainable Living Festival and is a renewable energy and electrician apprentice instructor at Lakeshore Technical College in Wisconsin The system valued at 18 000 was donated through a partnership of MAREA and local and state government groups as a community service and educational project A Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development grant of 5 000 through the office of Rep David Argall R 124 helped defray part of the equipment purchase as did the Albany Township Board of Supervisors who applied towards the equipment purchase the 3 200 entertainment tax from last year s Pennsylvania Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Festival at the Kempton Fairgrounds The Wind Turbine is Flying High at the Kempton Community Center Raising the Tower 3 7 Skystream Wind Turbine flying high at the Kempton Community Center The Installation of a 3 7 Skystream Wind Turbine was completed at the Kempton Community Recreation Center in Kempton PA on Wed Aug 6th In a workshop sponsored by MAREA students learned the basics of small grid tied

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  • MAREA Workshops 2009
    from MAREA board member Phil Jones a mechanical engineer with EMS Environmental of Bethlehem In his thorough presentation Jones emphasized that conservation and efficiency are the foundation for effective solar installations The students produced professional quality electrical work in a timely manner under the guidance of Jesse Waters the electrician owner of EcoElectric of Breinigsville His enthusiasm helped change the students tentative at first as several had never worked with tools to a more confident group by Friday afternoon A half day of rain didn t slow the work of the class who according to Dr Jane Flood the Muhlenberg professor coordinating the workshop participated with the highest energy level seen in her 20 years at the school The economics of solar power was covered by Dr Vera Cole whose book encompassing the regulatory and financial aspects of photovoltaics in Pennsylvania will be published this summer with MAREA support Two nine panel arrays mounted on the roof of Seegers Union provide the electricity that feeds two SMA inverters A complete data collection kit was installed with the 3 2 kw system to provide opportunities for research projects and ongoing analysis The project was funded through Muhlenberg College and a 15

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