Solar panels provide clean electricity

Solar panels provide clean electricity

Going Solar Southern Tier Central

Going Solar! STC is a community effort to bring affordable solar energy to Chemung and Steuben counties. We are currently in the midst of planning for new campaigns in 2017 that will help residents  learn about solar energy to find out if its the right decision for them and their families.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help us bring Solar events to areas all around Steuben and Chemung County. Volunteers can be involved as they want; whether it's attending one solar workshop to talk about their own experience with solar panels or being part of the steering committee that designs and plans the campaign, everyone is welcome!

Here are some of the things we need volunteers to help us with:

  • Be part of the steering committee to help decide the design and direction of campaigns in Steuben
    • Help create the RFQ and RFP and select installers
    • Plan where and when events will take place including workshops, solar tours, brown-bag lunches and special events
    • Assist in deciding what the goals of the campaign will be and the best way to reach the
  • Become as a solar ambassador, willing to give testimonials regarding your experience going solar and willing to answer questions from other Steuben County residents that want to learn how they can go solar
  • Help spread the outreach efforts of the campaign
    • Commit to putting up flyers in your community
    • Call your friends, family and neighbors to let them know of the campaign, the benefits of going solar, and when the next workshop they can attend is
    • Help spread the word on social media using Facebook or Twitter
  • Help us get media attention
    • Send letters to the editor or help place stories in the media
  • Attend workshops to help set-up and then answer questions for those that are interested in learning more about solar

If you are interested in volunteering on a Solarize Campaign in your area in 2017 please contact Terry Carroll at tc629@cornell.edu. 

Last updated September 29, 2016