Barnapple Farm & Solar Works

Going Solar is Affordable and Easy

January 11, 2018

Do you want to go solar but think it’s too expensive or the process too difficult? Good news! Solar power for your home, farm or business is both affordable and easy. Join us for an interactive workshop and learn the “whys” and “hows” of solar installation, including local financing options.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Solar Works
400 C Morris Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(Located at the rear of the building)

Solar Works, Sonoma County’s longest-established solar provider, offers 32 years of expertise to help you find the best option for saving money and helping the planet. When you go solar with Solar Works, our non-profit partners receive a substantial donation at no extra cost to you. As a certified B Corp, Solar Works is committed to using business as a force for good and supporting our local community.

Solar Works Business and Community Outreach Coordinator, Barbara Oldershaw, will lead the workshop. Barbara is a 2014 Fellow of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy, and has been a presenter at the Sustainable Enterprise Conference and the Sonoma County Zero Waste Symposium.

We’ll be joined by a guest presenter from the Sonoma County Division of Energy and Sustainability to answer questions about the services they offer, including SCEIP (Sonoma County Energy Independence Program) financing, which allows Sonoma County property owners to pay for solar and other renewable energy upgrades through an assessment on annual property taxes. Many Solar Works customers have found SCEIP financing an affordable and easy option to go solar now. In addition to funding solar installations, SCEIP financing can also cover the costs of graywater systems, irrigation projects, and rainwater cisterns. (Click HERE to see the full list of eligible improvements.)

For Sonoma County working farms, the Energy and Sustainability Division also offers free services such as energy and waste audits, and can also help Sonoma County businesses complete the steps to become a Certified Green Business.

Please reach out to Barbara if you have any questions about this no-cost, no-obligation workshop:

Solar Works partners with local organizations
who share our commitment to a resilient local community:


CAFF (California Alliance with Family Farmers)/The Farmers Guild: Advocating for California’s family farmers and sustainable food systems for 40 years

Daily Acts: Because every choice matters

Transition US: Community action that’s changing the world