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Bringing solar power to Valley homes

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Posted at 3:35 PM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-09 17:35:26-04

Conservationists in Boise are joining up with solar panel developers to bring more green energy into our area.

The coalition is launching a program called "Solarize the Valley." They hope to install enough solar panels on homes and businesses this year to produce 250 kilowatts of energy.

To accomplish this, they'll need roughly 50 homes and businesses to participate. Organization leaders say Boise is a prime location for solar power but is lagging behind.

"We think the time is ripe to do this,” said Interim Executive Director of the Snake River Alliance Wend Wilson. “This is happening in other places. Idaho is way behind the curve."

The group will be hosting several workshops for the public to learn more about solar-powered homes.

-May 12, 6:30 pm, North End Organic Nursery – 3777 W Chinden Blvd, Garden City

-May 25, 6:30 pm at the Caldwell Library, 1010 Dearborn St, Caldwell

-June 8, 6:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 145 E Riverside Dr, Eagle

-June 22, 6:30 pm at the Boise Co-op at the Village, 2350 N Eagle Rd, Meridian