City, state to hold solar power workshop

A workshop on installing solar power systems on homes and business will be held July 11 at Curtis Hall by the City and state as part of the new “Solarize Mass-Boston” program.

The program aims to double the amount of small-scale solar power installations in Boston as part of a larger state effort. The workshop will involve a pitch from SolarCity, a company that custom-designs, installs and maintains solar power panels.

“I encourage all to join the clean energy revolution in Boston,” said Mayor Thomas Menino. “With this program, we are making solar an affordable and realistic option for residents and businesses in Jamaica Plain and all across the city.”

Solar Mass-Boston is a collaboration between the City of Boston and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, a state-run green energy promotion program.

JP has been an early adopter of modern solar power installations. Another City collaborative program involving solar power, Renew Boston, kicked off last year at a JP home, and the Minton Stables Community Garden recently unveiled its solar-powered equipment shed.

The July 11 workshop will be held at 6 p.m. at Curtis Hall, 20 South St.

From press materials and Gazette archives.

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