Beacon Sloop Club Starts Lecture Series With Alternative Energy Solutions on Jan. 18

Three speakers discuss solar and geothermal energy and off-the-grid systems

The Beacon Sloop Club’s winter free lecture series will be held on the third Friday of the month from January through May. The first program is called Alternative Energy Solutions, featuring three local speakers.

Christina Bagen, a NABCEP certified project planner with Hudson Solar, will present

“Solar 101,” explaining how solar photovoltaic systems work, their environmental benefits, and incentives and economic factors for residential and commercial systems.

Saul Rozinsky will speak on grid-independent systems, which can provide power to remote locations, portable applications, and backup power systems for lighting and personal communications equipment. There will be a hands-on workshop in the spring where participants can learn to build their own system.

Vane Lashua, a member of the Geothermal Energy Association, will speak on direct electricity generation from deep geothermal energy. Technical and economic challenges still exist for this emerging technology. Vane will discuss the need for a national effort to refine and develop new techniques to exploit this resource.

This free event will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m. at the Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Flynn Drive, Beacon (adjacent to the harbor). In the event of inclement weather, check the website at For further information, call 845-463-4660 or 914-879-1082.

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