Do solar panels produce more energy in the summer or the winter?
Summer! Read more to find out why…
Shorter days in the winter→ less daylight hours→ less energy is produced…
Do you struggle to stay cool? Is your AC broken? Or don't turn your AC on because of high energy bills? Exposure to extreme
RETI is launching the Cooling Charlotte Project to provide education and relief from extreme temperatures during Charlotte's hot summers
WHAT: RETI’s plan of action for Cooling Charlotte involves: research, educational campaigns, strategic partnerships, and a texting service to provide information and alerts.
WHY: RETI’s mission is to alleviate high energy burdens, but this doesn’t happen overnight. Individuals struggling to stay cool during North Carolina’s hot summers need relief now.
WHERE: Our pilot program will focus our educational campaign for the greater Charlotte area.
WHEN: We hope to launch our pilot programs for the texting service and hydration stations this August. Also, through our strategic partnerships, we can bring awareness to these issues and educate the public to prevent heat-related injuries.
HOW: Research, partnerships, educational campaigns, pilot projects. In addition to our research, we have created a quick survey to gauge the individuals’ needs, interests and questions, which we will use to develop our texting service pilot program
We are currently accepting in-kind donations on SHARE Charlotte’s website
We are building strategic partnerships for our pilot programs and for future projects: Next summer, and Warming Charlotte this winter.
Charlotte Family receives life-changing rooftop solar system at no cost
Palmetto Clean Technology and Sunlight Financial teamed up with the Renewable Energy Transition Initiative (RETI) to provide the power of the sun to reduce energy costs for a Charlotte family.
Installation will take place on Monday, August 6th
DeAndrea Salvador, RETI's founder and Executive Director, spoke at the TED Conference last month. She shared with the audience that, “Growing up, stories of next door neighbors having to set up fake energy accounts or to “steal” energy seemed normal to me. During the winters..." [read more]
DeAndrea's full TED Talk video will be released soon!
Imagine trying to take a warm shower — but you can’t. Trying to keep your home below 90 degrees — but you can’t. Trying to turn on your lights — but you can’t. For our neighbors living with a High Energy Burden… [Read More]
Chances are you have not heard of RETI — The Renewable Energy Transition Initiative — or High Energy Burden for that matter, so we’ll start with the basics.