Solar Electric Emergency Power Systems – Maine Pilot
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ReVision Energy Showroom
142 Presumpscot Street
Join us on April 24th from 5:00-7:30 PM for presentations led by Eric Hopkins and Bill Young! You will have the opportunity to learn more about solar emergency backup systems for schools and shelters and to explore the feasibility of developing a solar shelter program in Maine. We encourage any one interested to come, the event is free and open to the public.
About the Presenters:
William Young is a national expert in solar electric emergency power systems. He worked for 22 years for the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), University of Central Florida, until retiring in 2013. He served as a senior research engineer on photovoltaics applications for transportation, disaster relief, stand-alone and grid-tied utility power systems, building energy and standards. His efforts involved technology research, application development, system design, testing and technology transfer.
Mr. Young authored a $10M grant from the Department of Energy to create the Sunsmart E-shelter Program – which installed over 100 solar-powered emergency power systems on school-based emergency shelters. Revision Energy and the York Energy Efficiency Committee are proud to sponsor this workshop in the hopes of replicating the Sunsmart E-shelter program in Maine.
Eric Hopkins is Founder and Chairman of the York Energy Efficiency Committee (YEEC), a non-profit citizen’s energy group based in York, Maine. Established in 2006, YEEC has successfully led a series of initiatives to improve the energy performance of town buildings and operations – establishing the Town of York as a model for other communities in the state. In 2013, Mr. Hopkins authored a Community Demonstration of Renewable Energy grant from Efficiency Maine to install a 10KW PV array on the roof of the York Middle School – to offset the electricity used by the entire fleet of 300+ MLTI student laptops.