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Transformational Solar, Making Solar Work for Everybody

May 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Philadelphia entrepreneur, environmentalist and social justice activist, Micah Gold-Markel, took the buzz about Solar Green Jobs seriously with the real deal: Solar-for-all through training and employing those with disadvantaged backgrounds to make it all work.

Micah Gold-Markel, founder of Solar States

In 2008, when Micah Gold-Markel heard Van Jones toss the bait about Green Collar Jobs for disadvantaged city dwellers, he bit hard, creating a new path for solar and the people who install it in Philadelphia. He learned everything he could about the business and technology of solar, including becoming NABCEP-certified. Today his successful B Corporation solar installation business is growing rapidly, but more important, he has trained hundreds of inner city solar installers while educating thousands more in high school vocational and job training programs in the opportunity and the business of solar.

Solar Training courtesy of Solar-States

Micah’s story is compelling for bringing inclusivity to solar, but he is also cutting edge in what we need to do to make solar available for all.  His presentation will include Pennsylvania policy and incentives present and pending and what we should be advocating to make solar more available to all.  He will also present his successful programs implementing the latest trend, Solarizing, where communities pursue blocks of individual solar installs to overcome the difficulties of the here-and-there isolated solar installation to provide momentum and economies of scale to make distributed energy generation real and not just conjecture.

Take a transformational look at Solar happening today in Philadelphia!

To learn more about Micah, please see the attached article:

Or visit the Solar-States website: https://www.solar-states.com/