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Spotlight on Solar Jobs To Shine at NY Solar Jobs Day

NY Solar Jobs Day

New Yorkers interested in learning more about solar jobs, going solar and the New York Solar Jobs Act – a key piece of legislation sure to make New York a national solar leader – will want to mark their calendars for May and June. That is when, in partnership with local New York organizations, the NY Solar Jobs Coalition, which comprises an extensive group of diverse stakeholders, will host NY Solar Jobs Day events across the state. The goal is to shine a spotlight on the benefits and opportunities of a thriving solar energy economy in New York State.

Here’s what’s scheduled:

Long Island  – May 21st, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Molloy College, Suffolk Campus, 7180 Republic Airport Farmingdale, NY.

~What a great event! Check out more pictures from the event HERE


Buffalo - May 24th, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Cornell’s Industrial and Labor Relations School, 237 Main St., Suite 1200 Buffalo, NY.

New York State Capitol - June 11th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Hosted by the Apollo Alliance and the Workforce Development Institute in the Capitol Concourse Conference Room, Meeting Room 7.

New York City  - Keep an eye out for grassroots mobilizing in NYC on or around June 7th. The City University of New York’s Solar Summit on the 7th will provide the backdrop for Coalition supporters to call for the immediate passage of the New York Solar Jobs Act. Coalition partners will also be in attendance at the Solar Summit to inform and educate about this important legislation.

Included in the program:

Solar Jobs 101: A presentation and Q&A with job training experts will cover the basics of building and joining a local solar workforce.

Press Conference: The Solar Job Day activities will include a press conference featuring local leaders and other key participants to demonstrate the breadth of support for local solar job creation.

Solar Power Education & Policy: Speakers will discuss the benefits of solar for homeowners and business owners, as well as highlight the general “truths” about solar energy and this thriving industry. The session will also feature information about the New York Solar Jobs Act, A.9149a (Englebright) and S.4178a (Maziarz). This important legislation would deploy 3,000 MW of solar throughout the state by 2021 and make New York a clear solar leader.

Solar Jobs in the Community & Demos: Local solar companies will staff booths to showcase their local business offerings, installations/products and demonstration of how solar works. Companies will also provide information on the financial and cost-savings aspects of going solar.

Local Solar Grassroots: New York Solar Jobs Coalition partners will be on hand to answer questions about the New York Solar Jobs Act. Participants will have the opportunity to take action in support of this legislation through postcards and petitions.

To find out more, contact Peter Olmsted at the Vote Solar Initiative – peter@votesolar.org or 717-305-0045.


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