CITY-GREEN February Newsletter

2.17.15 CITY-GREEN Newsletter

Mike Rybacki, writing in the CITY-GREEN February Newsletter

“…Scott and Carla Stilson purchased their Houserville home in 2009. It is a modest-sized 1,600 sf (not including 600 sf basement) 3-bedroom rancher built in 1971. Their adjusted gross income was $25 – $50,000 at the time of install.

In 2010 they contracted SunDirected, a local PV installation company headquartered in Bellefonte, to install a 3.68 kW solar system over their new southeast-facing metal roof. Before getting into the financial performance of their investment, here are their responses to some questions posed to them in a recent interview concerning the reasons for their decision to go solar:

C-G Newsletter: On a scale of 1 – 10, how much do you like your system? Why?

Scott & Carla: 10. It does exactly what we wanted it to do. We would do it again in a heartbeat. It was worth the investment…”

Next CITY-GREEN Meeting

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at New Leaf Initiative, 243 S. Allen St., Suite 337, State College. Open to the public.


  • Public comments
  • Open discussion: Re-cap of CITY-GREEN update to Centre Region Council of Governments on February 3. Issues to be worked on for our next update to COG August, 2015.
  • Open discussion: local projects (reference the 35 ideas from our Regional Long Term Energy Efficiency Plan or new ideas) that CITY-GREEN would like to actively engage in during 2015
  • Possibility of incorporation

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