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  • Friday, August 19, 2022
  • Help Make Solarize Fairbanks Even Better

Solarize Fairbanks is planning a series of listening sessions to gather honest and constructive feedback on the Solarize campaign and model, learn about barriers or gaps that communities face when trying to install solar or get energy efficiency audits, and brainstorm solutions to improve. 
Solarize has had some incredible results from the past 3 years of campaigns, but they realize there’s room to improve. They’re hoping to get feedback to help address challenges such as lack of installers who choose to participate, inability for renters to participate, high prices and supply shortages of materials for solar installations, lack of access to solar installations for low and middle income and disadvantaged communities. 
The listening sessions will be focused by audience groups as follows: 
  • Elected Leaders Gathering. Tuesday, September 13th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Noel Wien Library. 
  • Workers Gathering. For solar installers, energy efficiency auditors, inspectors, engineers, and workers unions. Thursday, September 15th from 5:30-7:30pm at the JP Jones Center.  
  • Home and Business Owner Gathering. For first time home and business owners, realtors, landlords, home authorities. Saturday, September 17th from 11am-1pm at the Noel Wien Library. 
  • Interior Community Gathering. For marginalized communities, community leaders and organizations. Saturday, September 17th from 2-4pm at the Noel Wien Library. 
Please RSVP here if you’re interested to attend and feel free to share this with others! You can also stay connected to these events on Facebook!
Solarize Fairbanks is excited to get feedback from our community on how we can improve the Solarize model to best serve your energy needs and hope you’ll participate in the upcoming listening sessions! 

A solar panel provides electricity to a residential home in Fairbanks. Photo by Amanda Byrd.