INDIANAPOLIS – Solar United Neighbors is hosting the 2022 Indiana Solar Congress at Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate Junior High School in Fisher on Saturday, December 10th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The event is a free public conference that will bring together solar supporters from across the state to learn and discuss the current state and future of solar energy in Indiana.
Solar United Neighbors Indiana program director Zach Schalk will deliver opening remarks in the morning.
Additional presenters include
- Dan Robinson, Indiana Program Associate for Solar United Neighbors
- Donnita Scully, Environmental Climate Justice Chair & Soul Power Project Manager for LaPorte County Branch NAACP
- Ben Inskeep, Program director, Citizens Action Coalition
- Anne Hedin, Indiana Solar for All, Treasurer and Communications Manager, Solarize Indiana, Co-chair (2023)
- Bob Rice, Energy Manager, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
- Rahul Durai, Co-executive & legislative director, Confront the Climate Crisis
The day will include a series of informational presentations on solar technology, energy storage, community solar, and policy topics. Participants will also take part in an open forum discussion. They can weigh in on the solar priorities and the development of a new Solar Bill of Rights for Indiana.
Solar United Neighbors expands access to solar by educating Hoosiers about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening Indiana’s solar policies. The group has helped hundreds of Hoosiers go solar and created a community of solar supporters across the state.
The event will also feature several electric vehicles on display / available for a test drive at the owner’s discretion.
Additional information can be found here.
- 9:30 a.m. – Doors open
- 10:00 a.m. – Welcome and Indiana Solar Bill of Rights opening session – Zach Schalk, Solar United Neighbors, and Dan Robinson, Solar United Neighbors
- 10:45 a.m. – Creating a Brighter Solar Future in Indiana -Ben Inskeep, Citizens Action Coalition
- 11:30 a.m. – Expanding access to solar benefits – Donnita Scully, MSN, RN, Environmental Climate Justice Chair and Soul Power Project Manager, NAACP LaPorte County Branch #3061 and Anne Hedin, Indiana Solar for All
- 12:00 p.m. – Lunch provided by Solar United Neighbors
- 12:30 p.m. – Indiana Solar Bill of Rights facilitated small group discussions
- 1:00 p.m. – Solar Tour and networking. Those interested are invited to tour the Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate Junior High School solar array
- 1:30 p.m. – Bringing real community solar to Indiana -Zach Schalk, Solar United Neighbors
- 2:15 p.m. – Indiana: A leader in solar schools – Bob Rice, Principal Hamilton Southeastern Schools, and Rahul Durai, Confront the Climate Crisis
- 3:00 p.m. – Indiana Solar Bill of Rights synthesis discussion & Closing remarks – Zach Schalk, Solar United Neighbors, and Dan Robinson, Solar United Neighbors
- 4:00 p.m. – EV show in the HSIJHS parking lot
- 4:30 p.m. – Solar Congress Happy Hour at Ale Emporium (11501 Geist Pavilion Dr #100, Fishers, IN 46037)