Helio Energy Solutions’s Derek Girling will address, “Realizing Your Solar Dreams” at the upcoming 2011 BodhiFest at the Malibu Jewish Center onBodhiFest-Logo-A Sunday, June 19.   BodhiFest brings together numerous traditions of Buddhism, with yoga, live music, films and more, under the United Dharma banner.

Derek trained with the Hopland-based Solar Living Institute and has worked with hundreds of homeowners and businesses in attaining their goal of switching to clean, sustainable solar energy. He will share his insights on solar’s role in renewable energy technologies and what’s in store for the future. Part of the discussion will focus on the various financial programs that have enabled many more environmentally conscious homeowners to realize their solar dreams.

Ironically, Derek got into solar because of his concern for the environment, but now finds that he spends most of his time talking about money. “Fortunately,” Derek says, “most homeowners now don’t have to choose between sustaining the environment and sustaining their pocketbooks!”

For more information about BodhiFest, go to www.BodhiFest.org