Interactive hands-on Solar Energy & Efficiency Expo to be held April 21, 2012 in Gainesville. The Expo is free and recommended for home owners, building owners, building managers, real estate agents, builders, architects and anyone considering solar as a power source. Complete Expo details online at www.SolarizeGators.com
The Alachua Clean Energy (ACE) taskforce today announced a fully interactive and hands-on Solar Energy & Efficiency Expo featuring the basics of solar electric, solar hot water, financing and solar readiness for home and business to be held in Gainesville. The Solar Energy & Efficiency Expo is recommended for home owners, building owners, building managers, real estate agents, builders, architects and anyone considering solar as an electric or water heating source. The Expo features a live, hands-on, demonstration of a state-of-the-art solar electric and hot water training system, presented by Santa Fe College, which simulates actual installed solar electric and hot water systems.
Presentations include “Financing & Return on Investment” concepts, offered by Don Davis, President, Capital City Bank of Gainesville and longtime green energy-efficiency financing specialist - “Efficiency As the First Step to Going Solar”, presented by energy efficiency and weatherization specialist Kevin Veach, Owner, Green Energy Options – “Solar Electric & Hot Water” simulation, presented by Santa Fe College – “Basics of Solar Energy”, presented by Stuart Block, Intern, Clean Energy Logistics Lab, and UF student – Plus, many other local solar and efficiency professionals and enthusiasts.
The Expo will be held at the University of Florida’s Beta Theta Pi fraternity house which recently underwent an energy efficiency remodel as well as having a 10 kW solar energy system installed. Stuart Block, a UF student majoring in Sustainability Studies, began implementing the solar installation in the fall of 2011 which will be complete at the time of the scheduled Solar Energy & Efficiency Expo and available for review to Expo attendees. As an Intern for Clean Energy Logistics Lab, Block continues to help others learn about going solar and is the Expo coordinator.
Attendees are asked to RSVP or register for this event, as space is limited. Details about the Solar Energy & Efficiency Expo, driving directions, parking and registration are available at www.SolarizeGators.com.
The Alachua Clean Energy taskforce was established by several Gainesville residents and energy professionals to explore renewable energy and efficiency financing options, report such findings to the Alachua County Board of Commissioners, and to educate the public about how to finance clean energy projects. The taskforce meets monthly.
What: Solar Energy & Efficiency Expo
When: April 21, 2012 from 11:00am to 1:00pm (2 hours)
Where: Beta Theta Pi Fraternity House (On the UF Campus, map online)
13 Fraternity Drive
Gainesville, Fla. 32603
Cost: Free but RSVP/Register online at www.SolarizeGators.com
Parking: Free – parking map available online
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