Harald Kegelmann, owner of Advanced Solar Technologies and an active participant in the move to establish the national precedent-setting program to create a solar power feed-in-tariff program in Gainesville, joined our first Green Drinks meeting and shared information about the program with the group. Kegelmann explained that the GRU FIT program promises a great opportunity for Gainesville residents and businesses to implement solar power and its potential as the first city in the nation to implement the program, which is widely used in Germany. The GRU FIT program will allow those who implement solar technologies to profit from energy collected by selling excess to back to the city-owned Gainesville Regional Utility company for a reasonable rate through a net-metering proposal. This program can position Gainesville at the forefront of the nation’s solar initiatives to move forward with green technologies.
Come to our next Green Drinks meeting to learn more about other green initiatives happening in Gainesville and to share your own news about cool green happenings!
Green Drinks Gainesville will meet at the New Deal Cafe, 5 -7 p.m. Feb. 4. We’re meeting the first Wednesday of each month… join us!