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Solar Austin Happy Hour with “Superpower” Author Russell Gold
September 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hosted by Solar Austin –
For our September happy hour, acclaimed author and journalist Russell Gold will share the story of an audacious attempt to build the largest renewable energy project in the United States right here in Texas. Any transition from a North American power grid that uses mostly fossil fuels to one that is predominantly clean requires a massive building spree—billions of dollars’ worth.
Enter Michael Skelly an infrastructure builder who began working on wind energy in 2000, when many considered the industry a joke. Eight years later, Skelly helped create the second largest wind power company in the United States—which was sold for $2 billion. Wind energy was no longer funny; it was well on its way to generating a substantial percentage of the electricity in the United States.
Our happy hours are free, but an RSVP and (optional) donation is appreciated.