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Summer Recap
NorCal Solar's partnership with Intersolar North America was a smashing success! NorCal organized 10 special tours for the conference attendees: 1 sailing tour, 1 tour of unique SF solar sites, 6 Tesla factory tours, 1 tour of NEXTracker's Center for Solar Excellence, and 1 Winery Microgrid tour. 

On the sailing tour we were greeted with sunny skies, a fair wind, and humpback whales breaching in the bay. All 6 Tesla tours sold out almost immediately and the microgrid tour at Stone Edge Farm was truly inspiring. To look at full descriptions of the tours, go to our Events Page and scroll through past events.
Elaine's Climate Ride
From Elaine Hebert of NorCal Solar:

"Hi, everyone! You might have seen my note in a previous NorCal Solar newsletter. This past May I bicycled in a charity bike ride – the California Coast Climate Ride. I raised over $5,000 for NorCal Solar, the American Solar Energy Society, and the Climate Ride organization. THANK YOU to everyone who donated so generously! That $5,000 is an impressive number!"

To read more and see more pictures, check out Elaine's blog post on the NorCal Solar Website.
Upcoming Events
  • The Solano Avenue Stroll is tomorrow, Sept 11th! If you are attending the festivities make sure to stop by the SunWork booth (around 1870 Solano in Berkeley) and say hi to our NorCal board member Doug McKenzie. 
  • Our Annual Member Meeting will take place on December 6th at the San Francisco Department of the Environment. More information to come.
  • Our next Speaker Series Event will be on the connection between PV and real estate. It will take place at the end of October or beginning of November. Time and place to be decided. 
Special Thanks
A huge thank you to our general sponsors Intersolar North America and Quick Mount PV; our sailing sponsor BayWa r.e.; and to Stone Edge Farm Microgrid Project for going above and beyond the call of duty.  

Also thank you so much to all our tour guides and location hosts: Jim Andrews of the SFPUC; Justin Weil of Adroit Energy; Steve Coonen and Arnel Bautista of the Cal Academy of Sciences; Alex Rieflin and Rachel Costello of Tesla; Kristan Kirsh of NEXTracker; Craig Wooster, Mike Bartlett, Dorothe Cicchetti, and Rachel Pignata of Stone Edge Farm Microgrid Project and Winery; and Suzy Foster and Michael Alberigi of Cline Cellars.
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