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RE PIONEERS | WHERE THEY ARE NOW Marion Barritt | Gardnerville, Nev.
WHEN MARION BARRI; SET OUT to build
her house in Gardnerville, Nev., in 1996, she wanted
to make sure it had two things: energy-e;cient features and solar panels.
;e e;ciency portion was accomplished easily
enough, but the solar panels? Well, that sparked a
years-long crusade that reshaped
Nevada’s energy policies and
made Barri; a national advocate
Now, at 67, Barri; is pleased to
see the progress renewable energy
has made over the years. “You open up the paper,
and every day there’s an article about renewables,”
she says. “;at never used to happen. ;ings you
would have never heard of 10 years ago are every-
Barri; recently sat down with SOLAR TODAY’s
Corey Dahl to re;ect on the days
before “green” and “renewable”
were popular buzzwords and
talk about what she’s doing now.
Read the interview at solartoday.
“You open up the paper,
and every day there’s an article
about renewables.” ; MARION BARRIT T
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Marion Barritt (right) and former Nevada
state Sen. Lawrence Jacobsen, one of the
lawmakers Barritt worked with to pass
renewables-friendly legislation in Nevada.