Scottsdale’s Green Building Lecture season kicks off with a panel of industry leaders on the economic value of green.
These free programs run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the dates listed below at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road. RSVPs are not needed.
Green Building Lecture Series
Solar Energy and Battery Storage Systems
Date: Thursday, Dec. 7
Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
This is an exciting time for renewables and on-site energy storage systems as solar continues to take off in the valley. Just this year, Scottsdale has had a record year with more than 500 residential solar electric installations and a growing number of battery storage system installs.
ASU Senior Sustainability Scholar Paul Hirt will discuss the solar energy revolution, why solar is coming faster than anyone expected and how it will change our world. His current research includes a history of electric power, transition to renewable energy, and collaborative interdisciplinary research on water use, urban growth and sustainability.
Titan Solar Power Director of Business Development Jack Walker joins Hirt. He’ll discuss residential battery storage options for utility-connected solar photovoltaics systems. Walker is set to address homeowners’ concerns about time of use rates, controlling demand charges and having a backup system in the event of a utility grid failure. For some homeowners it’s about control over time of use rates, for others it may be about controlling demand charges while for others it may be about having a "back up" system in the event of utility grid failure.
For more information see the 'Next Lecture' section of this link: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/green-building-program
The scheduled lecture series includes:
- Feb. 1, 2018 – Living an Edible Landscape Life
- April 5, 2018 – Building with earth and Mass in the Desert
- June 7, 2018 – Heating and Cooling with Ductless Mini-Splits