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- What: Launch of DivvySolar, a solar panel crowd funding (like kickstarter) platform for NYC schools!
- When: Wednesday, August 28th, 7-10pm.
- Why: 1) If you’re interested in learning how to crowd fund solar panels on NYC schools; 2) to support DivvySolar’s first project at Bronx Design & Construction Academy (click here to see the beta project page)
- Where: Solar1, East River location (google map). Solar One is New York City’s Green Energy, Arts and Education Center and NYC’s first off-grid building.
Divvy enables the development of community clean energy projects through crowdfunding to provide sustainable social, environmental, and financial impacts. Community organizations—schools, religious institutions, local businesses, etc.—use the online platform to reach their local members as well as to connect with the global renewable energy community. Divvy oversees the project’s fundraising campaign, integrating with social media to push projects to funding completion. The community organization provides the Funders with rewards ranging from sentimental student artwork to coupons and discounts for their contributions. After the funding process is completed, the organization receives the solar system at no cost and stays connected with the Funders through the Divvy platform, while enjoying financial and environmental benefits over the system’s lifetime (>30 years). Divvy’s pilot project is a stand-alone, experimental solar system at the Bronx Design and Construction Academy for investigating the synergies between solar and green roofs. The Divvy platform is launching with this project on August 28th, when it will be opened up for other project initiators as well. Among other project leads, a grid-tied solar system at Middle School 88 (MS88) in Brooklyn is under review by school staff and Department of Education contacts.