Doreen Overstreet, Public Information Officer
mobile: 407-468-5851
email: Doreen.Overstreet@ocfl.net

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Invites Community to Participate in Two New Solar Co-Ops

Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. with Orange County Government and Solar United Neighbors of Florida

WHAT: Representatives from Orange County Government and Solar United Neighbors of Florida will host a press conference encouraging Orange County homeowners looking for a discounted way to add solar power to their homes to sign up for one of two new solar co-op programs.

Orange County Mayor Jacobs participated in the previous Orange County solar co-op and will make a special announcement about Orange County’s latest solar co-op program opportunity.

Solar power supports Jacobs’ goals in her Sustainability Initiative, “Our Home for Life,” which seeks to reduce barriers to alternative energy and increase renewable energy production by 10 percent in 2020 and 25 percent by 2040.

Solar co-ops provide bulk discounts of up to 20 percent for a group of homeowners interested in purchasing solar panels. As part of a solar co-op, each participant signs an individual contract with the group-chosen installer, and all participants benefit from the discount. All homeowners who reside in Orange County, including in city jurisdictions, are eligible to participate in their respective co-op.

WHEN: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Orange County Extension
6021 S Conway Rd
Orlando, FL 32812

WHO: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs
David Jones, Manager, Orange County’s Environmental Protection Division
Previous Orange County solar co-op members and participants
Angela DeMonbreun, Florida Director, Solar United Neighbors of Florida
Representatives from the League of Women Voters, Orange County Chapter

FOR MORE INFO:
Doreen Overstreet, Public Information Officer
407-468-5851 (mobile) or email: Doreen.Overstreet@ocfl.net

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, the nation’s second-largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.

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