PGI’s “Growing Solar from the Hill” community solar network - with support from The Heinz Endowments and the CITF grant from the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County - spawned the installation of three solar installations for non-profits that serve disadvantaged youth and neighborhoods.
All three sites will be on the 2015 Pittsburgh Solar Tourtour and include: Schenley Heights Community Development Program in the Hill District, The Kingsley Association in Larimer, and The Fab Lab at the Carnegie Science Center on Pittsburgh's Northside.
Combined the three installations bring over 22kW in PV Solar power to these non-profit organizations.
PGI's CoWorkshop offers desk space for individuals and organizations engaged in efforts supporting our mission to promote green economic development.
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PGI's year-long program engaged students in learning the core concepts of green infrastructure, producing designs for an on-campus rain garden, and installing 3 River Safe rain barrels at the neighboring community center.
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Pittsburgh Green Innovators (PGI), the Solar Unified Network of Western Pennsylvania (SUNWPA) and SmartPower’s Solarize Allegheny campaign are pleased to co-sponsor the Fifth Annual Pittsburgh Solar Tour organized by Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture) for Saturday, October 17, from noon to 4 p.m.
A Solar Soiree and gathering of solar owners and advocates follows at the Kingsley Association from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 6435 Frankstown Ave., featuring comments from Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, PennFuture President Larry Schweiger, Kinglsey Association Executive Director Malik Bankston, PGI Executive Director Tom Bartnik and SmartPower Vice President Sharon Pillar.