In last night's State of the Union address, President Obama applauded solar energy, noting, “we are giving homeowners the freedom to generate and store their own energy,” and even referenced New York as being a big part of the movement. Even in Brooklyn we have seen an incredible jump in solar energy investments this past year. In 2015 alone, 70 people joined Here Comes Solar and 10 of those people have solar electricity systems that are already up and running on their rooftops!
The last Here Comes Solar group was formed in 2015 and is located in Lefferts Manor, a tight-knit neighborhood of historic landmarked homes. This was the second group in the Prospect Lefferts Garden region, which is quickly becoming one of the most concentrated solar strongholds in Brooklyn. Julie Triedman, a homeowner on Maple Street, was a terrific champion of solar on her block, and recruited three additional members right on her street to join the group, and a few more have joined as add-ons following their installer selection. The group convened at the home of another HCS member, Ted Colgate, where a few local installers gave their pitches to the group. There are now eight people that are going solar together in this group, and they are still accepting more neighbors for the next month - sign up here.
The ninth Here Comes Solar group will be going live tomorrow, and there will be many more to come!