Discussion will include the cost and environmental benefits of solar energy, home energy efficiency tips and how we, the people, can help Arizona move from fossil fuel to renewable energy. This program is designed to be an open forum to answer questions the community has regarding the progress of renewable energy in Arizona, and how solar energy/power in homes, businesses and schools can help make a difference for our environment and climate change.
Stephen Cook received his masters' degree in Physics from UCLA. Steve helped pioneer the residential use of solar & wind energy in the late 1970--1980s era as an educator, entrepreneur, engineering consultant, author, builder, and project manager. Now a semi-retired former university professor, he serves on the Executive Committee of the local Sierra Club chapter, chairs the Library Committee at Granite Peak UU, runs an educational effort known as Project Worldview, and is excited about his own latest innovative use of photovoltaic panels.
Ken Celebucki is the District Manager for LGCYPOWER/Sunrun. At the young age of 5 years old, the Mutual of Omaha’s “Crying Indian” PSA, circa 1971 inspired him to be pro-environment. In 1994, he started a safe, non-toxic cleaning business and grew it to the largest privately held cleaning business in Northern Arizona before selling it in 2010 at the height of the financial crisis. In 2011, Ken entered the solar industry to make a bigger environmental impact. Certifications include: NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certified in solar from Yavapai College. Worked for SolarCity/TESLA for 7 years and then moved on to Sunrun in March of 2018.
Bill Mundell - Former Arizona Corporation Commissioner (ACC) Advocate for renewable energy in Arizona and candidate for ACC in 2020. (Telecon)