Solar Initiative sponsoring community meeting for launch

The Columbus Community Solar Initiative is sponsoring a community meeting to officially launch a third round of solar energy installations.

The meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Barbara Stewart Conference Room at the Columbus Area Visitors Center, 506 Fifth St.

So far, 21 consumer and organization projects are in various stages being planned in Columbus. The projects started so far comprise nearly 500 solar panels toward a goal of 1,000 panels for the initiative.

Representatives from solar contractor Third Sun will attend the session to discuss the process and answer questions. Homeowners who have successfully installed systems also will attend to talk about the process and results.

For more information: Go online at or the Columbus Community Solar Initiative Facebook page.