Solar Energy for All
August 24th, 2017
Gateway Technical College
The Racine Sustainable Business Network Planning Committee would like to remind local businesses, governmental agencies, schools, and non-profits about our next meeting that will focus on Solar Energy for All. Stephanie Sklba, Vice President of Community and Government Relations at Gateway Technical College will be one of our featured speakers at the August 24th meeting. Stephanie is a proud participant of the RSBN. Stephanie will represent Gateway Technical College and states, "We are proud to be part of the communities that we serve and are inspired by the work being done through RSBN and other sustainable organizations. Gateway understands that there are challenges in growing populations, and pressure on water and food resources in a changing global climate. In times like these educational institutions like Gateway have an opportunity - and obligation - to lead. We can lead by preparing our students to live and work in a world where sustainability is more important than ever. We can lead through changes in our facilities and business and operating practices and we can lead by providing an example to help members of our communities make a difference in their own home and work lives. Gateway constantly strives to create a culture around saving energy, reducing our carbon footprint, recycling more, wasting less and generally doing our part toward building a greener, cleaner world."
Solar Energy for All
Corporations, businesses, governments, schools, non-profits.
See information on solar benefits at the bottom
Solar For All Workshop - Racine Sustainable Business Network
*each member of your company will need to fill out the sheet
When: Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 am
Where: Gateway Technical College, Racine Building, Michigan Room
Light breakfast and informal networking at 7:00 to 7:30
Stories of Success with Solar: O & H Bakery, Eric Olesen
Gateway Technical College, Stephanie Sklba
Overview of Solar: RENEW Wisconsin
How it Works: Arch Energy: Mike Cornell
Funding: Focus on Energy: Leah Maggio
SOLARacine/Southeast Wisconsin Solar Group Buy
LLCs for non-tax paying entities: Law Firm of Godfrey and Khan
Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation: Mary Schlaefer
Table Networking among participants
9:00 to 10:30: Special consultations and sign-up opportunities with presenters
“Solar Energy for All” Information
● All Corporations and Businesses: 30% tax credit; 20-30% depreciation; + Focus on Energy grant (2018)
● Corporations: Potential for major grant from Focus on Energy (2018). 5 to 7 year payback.
● Small Businesses: Additional 20 % in the SWSGB Group Buy program. 4+ year payback.
● Non Tax Paying Entities: governments, schools, non-profits, churches. Through investors establishing Limited Liability Corporations, these entities can draw on the benefits available to corporations and businesses. Other financing options are available.
Come to learn about success stories, benefits, finance options, with the opportunity to sign up for a free assessment.
Questions, please contact info@RacineSBN.org
Questions, please contact: info@RacineSBN.org
Our RSBN committee includes the following people: Audrey Van Dyke (CNHI) (Facilitator); Bryan Arnold (RUSD); David Bauer (Windward Roofing); Ed Besaw (Modine); Mike Broll (RUSD); Tom Buhler (Butter Buds); Jeff Collen (YMCA); Brian Freitag (Insinkerator); Marco Gauthier (BRP); Duane Henderson (CREE); Julie Hueller (Greening Greater Racine); Missie Mauldin (The 410 Building); Brett McDonald (Racine County); Jeff Neubauer (Kranz); David Rhoads (Greening Greater Racine); Jeff Seitz (Village of Sturtevant); and Tim Ulrich (CREE); Todd Vande Hei (Kranz); and Anne YUst (Christmas House) . To learn more about the RSBN, go to www.RacineSBN.org.
Get a concise understanding of RSBN's efforts here.
Serving: large corporations, small and medium-sized factories, government agencies, schools, non-profits, places of business, shops, stores, offices. This as a collaborative effort in which the network responds to your needs and desires to enhance economic, social, and environmental sustainability.