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“Promoting Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future”


Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Stand Up for Solar!

Lobby Day: at the State House

Attention YOU, supporter of solar!

Come down to the magnificent Massachusetts State House and lobby with us on Tuesday, April 7th. This is already the biggest coming together of solar supporters the Commonwealth has ever seen, and for good reasons:

    • we want to continue the amazing 11% job growth we've seen each of the past three years of robust, clean energy employment

    • we want community solar, "solar for all", to flourish for everyone who can't install at home

    • right away, we want the net metering caps bumped up again, to leave plenty of room for solar to grow.

Never lobbied before? No problem! There will be a mini-training and each team of "lobbyists" will have a person with experience in these issues.

Here's the program:

We'll start promptly at 10 AM on Tuesday, April 7, in the Gardner Auditorium at the State House, so plan to arrive there by 9:45 AM for registration. We'll do a brief orientation before we head out to meet with legislators. Our program for the day will conclude by 2:15 PM. Latecomers: check in at the auditorium.

In the meantime, feel free to invite others to join us -- the more, the better! Everyone who is planning to come should RSVP at You should have your representatives' names ready, which can be found quickly at It's important that everyone RSVP so we know how many people are coming and how many offices we can expect to visit. Let's have a strong, well-organized showing at the State House for solar power!

By the way, you'll be joining lots of other supporters of solar and the company of the following co-sponsors: American Lung Association of the Northeast, Better Future Project, Clean Water Action, Climate Action Now, Environment Massachusetts, Massachusetts Climate Action Network, MASSPIRG Students, MassSolar, Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts, Next Step Living, Sierra Club, Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts, Toxics Action Center, and Vote Solar.

Please join the Boston Area Solar Energy Association and Stand Up for Solar on April 7th!


Regarding the April 9th BASEA Forum:

Our topic will be the Campaign for Cape Wind, featuring Craig Altemose, Executive Director of Better Future Project. We will include a recap and reflection of the April 7th Stand Up for Solar lobbying day.

Location: First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist 
3 Church Street, Harvard Square

Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.

Your donations and membership support BASEA.


Climate Ride - NYC-DC 2014


Outside event Sunday June 22nd 2014

14th Annual Solar Picnic

11:00 to 3:00 (solar noon 12:46)

If you have a solar cooker come early to setup

Somerville Community Growing Center
22 Vinal Avenue
Somerville,MA 02143


One-day Workshops for Building Professionals - Various Locations

Smart Building: High Performance Homes

Learn the latest in smart building techniques through presentations, case studies and discussion, from foundation to roofs. Presented by the Center for EcoTechnology and the CSG; and the Mass. Department of Energy Resources. Smart Building Flyer

AEENE Dinner Meeting and Seminar: The Association of Energy Engineers, New England Chapter

Monthly meeting, first Wednesday of the Month (check for details) AEENE Meeting Schedule


Volunteers Are Always Needed for the Forum, the annual Junior Solar Sprint competition, and the website.


Visit our Forum page, where you'll find our complete listing of past forum speakers, topics, and resources.

The BASEA Forum Series is held September through May, on the second Thursday of each month, at the 1st Parish Unitarian Church, #3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Reception begins at 7:00 pm, with the program beginning at 7:30. The forums are free and open to the public.


BASEA Activities and Services

  • BASEA Forum - Renewable Energy Lecture Series
  • Junior Solar Sprint - Model solar car competition for middle school science students, organized and sponsored by BASEA in Eastern Massachusetts.


BASEA is looking for additional ways to help create a more sustainable energy future.

Please spend some time thinking about this question, and send your suggestions in to us.


Also, if you are interested in working with this group, please let us know. Send comments or questions to

  • NESEA Chapter - BASEA is the Boston area chapter of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). Links to NESEA and other regional, national and international solar organizations can be found on the BASEA Links page.
  • Referral Program - Write us for information on solar vendors, designers, architects, installers and service in your area.  We want to help you with practical ways you can use solar and other sustainable energy technology.


BASEA's Mission

The Boston Area Solar Energy Association is convinced that New England's primary dependence on non-renewable energy sources is costly to our environmental, social, economic and political systems.

Therefore, we foster the design and use of solar and sustainable energy technologies through education, advocacy and the demonstration of practical, cost effective techniques.

It is our goal to promote Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future.

Please remember that your donations support BASEA.


BASEA is affiliated with

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association

The American Solar Energy Association.

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The International Solar Energy Association