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#SolarChat August 8, 2012: How to Build a Sustainable Future
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Save the date: 8/8/12 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST to join EcoOutfitters.net and guest hosts from Mercury Solar Systems in a discussion about ways to build a sustainable solar future...
How can we make solar viable in the long-term with the decline of governmental solar incentives and how solar can fit into a modern economy? Join us to weigh in with concerns and possible solutions!
As one of the leading solar promoters and integrators on the East Coast, Mercury Solar Systems (@MercurySolar) is dedicated to expanding the solar market, educating the public on the economics and benefits of solar energy, and providing a quality of service to their customers that is unparalleled in the solar industry. The company offers commercial, residential, and utility scale solar installations.
Leading the discussion from @MercurySolar will be Bob Stickney, vice president of sales; Marc Reimer, director of business development; and Alex Riemer, who serves as the company's director of social media. Chris Stabile, director of sales operations, will be Tweeting from @ChrisStabile.
Bob boasts more than 25 years of sales and management experience and is responsible for overseeing Mercury Solar System's regional sales teams. Before joining the company, he led a tenured career at British Telecom and Infonet which was acquired by British Telecom in 2005. He held a number of senior positions include executive vice president, sales, head of sales transformation and integration, and vice president of alternate channels. Bob started his sales career at Tymnet, an international data communications network company, where he rose to director of Western region sales.
Marc, who has been with Mercury for four years, is responsible for coordinating various internal resources to ensure successful execution of Mercury’s projects. Marc has been developing solar energy projects for over seven years on the east and west coast.
Chris is is responsible for streamlining the sales team, developing and managing their tools, and analyzing current and new markets. Chris has been with Mercury since December of 2010. Chris has been a part of the sustainability industry for four years in both the non-profit and private sectors.
Alex is entering his second year working in the sales and marketing department of Mercury Solar Systems and has recently taken over as Mercury's social media director. Alex manages Mercury’s Facebook and Twitter pages, keeping them updated with information both about the company and renewable energy news.
#SolarChat welcomes solar and renewable industry experts and consumers who are "solar curious" to discuss relevant issues like solar energy, solar PV, solar hot water, solar pool heating, and related subjects. The Twitter chat provides an opportunity to connect homeowners and qualified installation professionals, to demonstrate the affordability and environmental impact of all types of solar solutions, and to educate consumers on this emerging field. "We believe in the power of solar to change the world," says Raina Russo, co-founder and president of EcoOutfitters.net and founder of #SolarChat (@EcoOutfitters). "We hope #SolarChat will further advance EcoOutfitters' goal of making solar a reality for every American home and business."
For those new to Twitter, a hashtag (#) is an easy way to find and follow people who are tweeting about a certain topic. #SolarChat has a simple mission: Curious consumers, energy experts, and installation professionals can tune into Twitter at the designated chat time to share advice and resources, weigh in on discussion topics, pose questions or concerns, and work together to advance solar awareness.
#SolarChat is held on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST.
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EcoOutfitters provides consumers with the necessary information to make informed and empowered decisions around the costs, benefits, incentives and environmental impact of renewable energy solutions. Visitors to EcoOutfitters.net can receive a free, customized solar PV, solar heating and solar pool report that can help quickly set expectations on the payback, return on investment and environmental returns of renewable energy solutions, as well as connect them to nearby installers who meet these needs. Find out more at EcoOutfitters.net.