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Employee Program for Duke University Makes Solar Affordable

The latest Solarize program to launch in the Triangle is Solarize Research Triangle, which includes the faculty and staff of Duke University in Durham, NC.  The “Solarize Duke” pilot program partners Duke’s Carbon Offsets Initiative and Bass Connections in Energy with NextClimate, a North Carolina-based non-profit focused on sustainable actions.  The grass-roots solar initiative compounds state and federal tax credits along with a discount through “Solarize Duke” to dramatically reduce the cost of solar panel installation.   Yes! Solar Solutions was chosen as a designated installer for the program, which also includes UNC Chapel Hill and selected companies in Research Triangle.

“This project is a perfect example of how we continue to leverage our academic resources and talent on campus to address real world challenges in order to make Duke and the Triangle region more sustainable,” said Charles Adair, program manager for the Carbon Offsets Initiative. “It’s a way for students, staff and faculty to come together and provide social, environmental and economic benefits to our surrounding communities.”

The informational sessions will be in the Von Canon Room on the lower level of the Bryan Center from noon to 1 p.m. April 8, and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 15. Yes! will be presenting at the April 8 session and can answer questions about installation and the process of going solar.

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