Phoenixville Area Transition
Phoenixville Area Transition

Clean Energy

Clean Energy

 
 

The Mission

The Clean Energy Working Group’s mission is to connect individuals and their communities to the resources they need to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects. We seek to educate, advocate and empower the Phoenixville area community’s governments and residents to adopt energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technologies and practices for their homes, businesses, and local institutions.

The working group

We are building a working group to identify and empower volunteers with technical experts, environmental advocates and community activist who seek to support the transition to renewable energy. Join us!

partners

goals for 2019

The Clean Energy Working Group is working to plan and implement the following initiatives to educate and activate the public, businesses and institutions and local government.

  • Work to include energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy into the Phoenixville Regional Planning Committee (PRPC) Phoenixville Regional Comprehensive Plan.

  • Participate in the Sierra Club Ready for 100% Renewable Energy initiative to transition to 100% renewable energy, and to complete this transition for electricity by 2035 and for heat/transportation by 2050.

  • Engage stakeholders in Phoenixville Borough and Charlestown, East Pikeland, West Vincent, and Schuylkill Townships to pass a resolution to join other towns and cities across the country to set a goal to transition to 100% clean and renewable energy community-wide.

  • Identify and develop educational and advocacy opportunities to promote Community Solar.

  • Promote the planning and implementation of solar PV rooftop and ground mounted systems.

  • Promote the planning and implementation of electric vehicle infrastructure.

  • Educate and advocate for improved energy construction techniques specifically Passive House.

  • Identify, educate and promote efforts to electrify heating/cooling systems.

contact

Want to lead, serve or support this team? Contact: Mark Connolly at markjconnolly@gmail.com



Got Sun?

Join the clean energy revolution and start generating your own electricity! 

Curious?

We’re neighbors promoting solar, here to answer questions & offering free roof assessments. We can present to a group, or answer individual questions about your clean energy options. 

We’re currently recruiting people to join our “solarize” program, where we’ve secured a discount for bringing in more neighbors. The more we get, the more we save. And… you get unbiased responses to your questions, from neighbors. 

What we do

  • Assess your roof & estimate solar potential

  • Compare with current usage & offer approximate cost

  • If needed, suggest ways to reduce electricity usage

  • Discuss “Electrifying Everything” to transition fossil fuel uses to electric

  • Share stories about local solar installations

  • Answer questions, resolve concerns

  • Organize buying groups

  • Connect you with area installers  

Meet us

We’ve organized educational events around there. See below for current list. 

Thu Jun 6 @ 6 – 9 / film & discussion – Catching the Sun