Designing and Integrating Solar Gardens

Eden Prairie , USA
565 Prairie Center Dr

Come join us on July 13, 2017 at the Eden Prairie Hennepin County Library for a look into a systems approach of designing and integrating a Solar Garden into a community and how these gardens support the main power grid. Find out how the Minnesota Solar Power Effort is growing with both commercial solar and community solar garden projects.  Our presenter is Eric Pasi, VP of Business Development at Innovative Power Systems (IPS). Eric has stated his interest in climate-change solutions helped inspire his career choice. Further inspiration came when he visited Tonga, the south Pacific island state from where his father emigrated in the 1970s.

Innovative Power Systems (IPS) Solar
Innovative Power Systems was founded by Ralph Jacobson in 1991 with the simple goal of ‘helping customers save money and the environment’. Since that time IPS has completed over 1,000 renewable projects in Minnesota and solidified IPS’s spot as one of the top US solar contractors.

The Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association recently recognized Ralph with that organization’s first Lifetime Achievement Award, a group he co-founded in 2007.

IPS’s mission is simple, to save money for our customers and lead the local transition away from fossil fuels toward renewable power.

IPS’s vision is a future free from the drastic and harmful effects of climate change while reducing Minnesota’s energy deficit.

Currently Minnesota spends $20,000,000,000 each year to import fuels like coal, gas, and oil. IPS believes that Minnesotans should invest that money locally in construction and infrastructure that benefits our economy. Last year IPS helped 15 schools, 4 churches, and 2 municipalities make the switch to solar energy with no money out of pocket. This year they expect to double those numbers.

Eric Pasi is of Business Development at Innovative Power Systems, NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales™, LEED AP. He graduated from the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota with a dual B.S in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management.

Over the last ten years at IPS Eric has worked with the delivery team and engineers on numerous large solar and wind projects while retaining close, personal communication with clients.

He has also performed critical functions of business development, finance, system installation, and design management along with organizing targeted marketing campaigns and developing ad material.


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