Sun’s rays

Welch to discuss solar energy at?KYL

Curious to know more about the benefits the sun’s rays provide? Logan Welch, renewable energy product manager with Van Meter Inc., will present “Solar Energy 101” on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. at Kendall Young Library. Attendees will learn more about solar energy and the impact it has on the environment and economy. Welch will also provide information for individuals who are interested in solar energy for their home or business. The entry-level presentation will also have a question and answer portion. The free program will run from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

“I believe solar energy is a topic that interests people of all ages and with different motivations. Some want to reduce their carbon footprint, some seek a reduction in utility bills, and others see solar as a way to prepare for future kwh cost hikes. The good news is that solar energy solves all of these,” said Welch.

Welch, a Solar Design Associate through the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), has been passionate about solar energy for many years.

“I am passionate about solar energy because of its environmental, economic, and financial benefits. Solar energy creates no by-products, cost less to than purchased grid power, and uses an unlimited clean fuel source, the sun,” said Welch. “I’m proud to be able to use my electrical, engineering, and management background in the solar industry.”

Welch explained that the presentation is for anyone who is curious about solar energy. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Welch questions concerning the use of solar energy for homes and businesses also.

“Those who attend the Solar Energy 101 presentations will walk away with a better understanding of the technology, tax credits, and the process to a solar installation,” said Welch.

After multiple questions from individuals in the community, Welch decided to make a presentation so that anyone in the community could have the opportunity to learn more about solar energy.

“I want to emphasize that this is not a sales presentation,” said Welch. “Yes, I make a living within the solar industry but not in this fashion. This presentation came to be from several community members asking me questions on solar. I figured a community presentation would be a good way to answer all of the questions at once with a larger group. If people are interested in pursuing a solar install I can put them in touch with qualified installers in the area.”

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