Many Minnesotans are taking advantage of new technologies that provide cleaner and more resilient energy production and use – in their own back yards! These technologies used to be more expensive than fossil fuels, but rapid battery tech development and solar panel price reduction have changed the game making these technologies a better choice.
Join us Monday, September 28, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. CDT
Registration Required – Register Here
Join Shift2Electric, Fresh Energy, the Minnesota Electric Vehicle Owners Chapter to hear from Minnesotans who have made the switch to driving electric and harvesting electricity from the sun to power their homes and vehicles. Some of our panelists also have stationary battery storage systems that enable them to power their house even during a power outage while also making their household more grid friendly. Panelists will share why they chose their specific systems, details about the design and installation process, and, most importantly, how this shift is working for them in their everyday life. There’s so much information! Our experts and panelists will help you get started.
We hope you can join us for this free educational webinar. We’ll have honest conversations about the technology, approach options, emissions impacts, how systems are used, and more. Our panel of Minnesota EV+PV+Storage owners will share their experiences and participants will have an opportunity to get burning questions answered during a fast-paced Q&A segment.
Thank you to our promotional partner, American Lung Association for spreading the word about this event!
Visit also our Solar Tour page for videos of our owners giving a quick overview of their household, EVs, and system. (link coming soon)
Guest Speakers and Panelists
Chief EV Educator for Shift2Electric and Electric Vehicle Consultant at Fresh Energy
Jukka is an automotive engineer by training and has worked with electric vehicles since 2010. Jukka has a deep knowledge of the electric vehicle market and he specializes in market dynamics and real-life user perspectives.
Senior Policy Associate, Energy Markets
Isabel advances Fresh Energy’s work to move Minnesota to a carbon-free economy increasingly supplied by wind and solar. Before joining Fresh Energy in March of 2019, Isabel was the Development Director at Solar United Neighbors, where she helped the organization grow into a national consumer education and solar advocacy organization. Isabel’s previous experience in climate and energy planning at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and national environmental NGOs informs her outcome-driven approach to stakeholder engagement and policy change. Isabel is a fellow and founding member of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute and holds a BA in Political Science and Sustainable Development from Columbia University.
Laura Hannah lives in South Minneapolis. She drives a Nissan Leaf and Kia Niro. Her home’s PV system is 3.2kW with a SolarEdge 3.8 inverter. She uses the grid for storage.
Steven Hong lives in South Minneapolis. He drives a Tesla Model X. His home’s PV system is 8.38kW in total, 2.53kW installed in 2018, and 5.85kW installed in 2019. He uses 11 Enphase 190w micro inverters (2.09kW) and a Solar Edge SE6000H inverter (6kW). He uses the grid for storage.
Keith Richard lives in South Minneapolis. He drives a Tesla Model 3. His home’s PV system is 11.7kw with a SolarEdge 10000H inverter. For storage, Keith has two Tesla Powerwalls providing about 27kWh of storage.