Knoxville, Tenn. (May 30, 2012) – The public is invited to attend the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s Open House and Ribbon-Cutting ceremony on June 8, 2012 for our new 9.6 kW solar photovoltaic installation and to learn about our energy efficiency retrofits at our commercial facility. Our office improvements demonstrate SACE’s commitment to responsible energy choices that create global warming solutions and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. It is also an occasion to thank our community leaders and partners for helping to complete these projects.
We are especially pleased to announce that the Honorable Madeline Rogero, Mayor of Knoxville, will be joining us. The City of Knoxville’s Office of Sustainability, together with Knox County’s Community Action Committee, designed the Green Building Incentives Program and those incentives helped fund a portion of our solar PV project. To qualify for the program we made our building more sustainable with a geothermal heat pump, refurbished lighting including passive solar lights and building envelope improvements. In addition, SACE has on-site two Blink Network Level 2 charging stations and a Nissan Leaf vehicle as part of theEV Project, the largest single deployment of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in history.
SACE staff and project partners will be available to discuss SACE’s solar installation and the importance of the solar industry to Tennessee as well as SACE’s ongoing efforts to promote energy efficiency and clean transportation options throughout our region. There will be networking and discussion opportunities for those who are interested in clean energy policy and excellent opportunities for filming and photographing clean energy infrastructure and energy efficiency improvements.
WHEN: Friday, June 8, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mayor Madeline Rogero, City of Knoxville
John Noel, President of the Board of Directors, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Dr. Stephen Smith, Executive Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
COST: FREE, light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served
WHERE: Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s Office, 3804 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921