Media Release

Solar Energy & Efficiency Workshop

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 3:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Sustainability Office and Clean Energy Logistics Lab are presenting “Solar Readiness: Solar Energy & Efficiency Workshop,” on Saturday July 28, 2012, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Alachua County Administration Building (12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville), on the second floor in the Grace Knight Conference Room. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

The workshop agenda and registration are available at the Solar Readiness website.

Items presented include: the basics of solar electric and hot water systems, operational efficiency for ideal energy consumption, solar off-set calculations, solar resource and site assessment principles, project cost identifiers, return-on-investment concepts, and available solar project financing alternatives.

Click to view the event flyer.

“Attendees will come away with an understanding of how to calculate their respective electricity rates, identify their solar needs and realize the true value that an investment in solar can provide,” said Stuart Block, workshop presenter and intern for Clean Energy Logistics Lab.

“Having been involved in solar initiative programs in Oregon, I’m thrilled to have Alachua County Sustainability join us in our solar outreach and knowledgebase program,” said Hadley Price, Information Officer for Clean Energy Logistics Lab.

Clean Energy Logistics Lab is an American owned entrepreneurial business which partners with nonprofits, communities and solar installers to promote the installation of solar power systems. Their initiative programs financially support cooperative partnerships while connecting the public to qualified solar integrators and installers.

“Alachua County has over a decade of initiatives and programs dedicated to creating a more sustainable community stretching from the 1999 Alachua County Sustainability Projects Ad Hoc Committee, to the most recent, Energy Conservation Strategies Commission in 2008.” said Alachua County Sustainability Program Manager, Sean McLendon. He continued, “In each endeavor Alachua County, representatives of the business community, local institutions and private citizens strive to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of our great grandchildren to have the same quality of life.”

For more information about the Solar Readiness: Solar Energy & Efficiency Workshop, visit the Solar Readiness website, or contact Sean McLendon at 352-548-3765 or or Hadley Price at 352-450-0975 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).