The Time Has Come…

December 27, 2010

An Educational Forum about Solar Technologies…


There will be an educational forum on solar technologies on Tuesday, November 18th from 7 to 9 PM at the Park Street Complex (former Stourbridge school) in Honesdale. Solar electric and hot water systems will be discussed by solar installers Toni Lynch, owner of Better World Building in Bangor, PA, and Tim Hollinger, energy consultant with SunLion Energy Systems, Inc. located in Lancaster County, PA. Also, local farmers Ira Curtis and Dick Riseling will share their personal experiences with solar systems in use on their farms. The Curtis family in Sterling has had solar hot water radiant energy for fifteen years. Mr. Riseling from Applepond Farm in NY, installed both thermal and photovoltaic systems about seven years ago.

“Solar energy is the source of all power on earth,” says Michele Sands, the Chair of SEEDS, which is sponsoring the event. “It makes sense here in Wayne County to go directly to that source,” she says.“Wouldn’t it be great to bypass the big energy companies and get our own energy directly from the sun?”

Toni Lynch will discuss solar thermal systems for hot water and radiant heating. He has been in the alternative energy business for more than 15 years. He advocates an integrated green approach for living sustainably, focusing on super-insulated building envelopes with geothermal heating and cooling systems powered by solar or wind technology to lead to a zero energy home. Lynch helped develop the United Cerebral Palsy Apartment project in Tewksberry NJ. Its integrated green technology has a minus monthly electric bill and is capable of generating over $15,000 yearly income for the owners.

Tim Hollinger, sales manager and energy consultant for SunLion Energy systems, will talk about Solar photovoltaic systems for electric power. Certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), Tim has an extensive knowledge of photovoltaic (solar electric) and solar hot water systems.

This is the fifth in a series of sustainable energy events sponsored by SEEDS, a group of local people interested in promoting and investing in renewable energy for the community. The next event on Tuesday, December 16th will feature geothermal systems.

All are welcome. There will be a free-will offering and refreshments.

For more information, the group may be contacted at 570-224-0052