Thursday, June 10, 2010

Next Md. Expo set for May 13-15, 2011, plus two more possible next year

We've already started the renewable energy wheels turning for next year: The 2011 Maryland Solar and Wind Expo has been set for May 13-15, the weekend after Mother’s Day, like this year at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

And we're looking to take The Solar and Wind Expo to one or even possibly two additional locations next year to help further encourage the spread of renewable energy: the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, Pa., with a tentative date of June 10-12; and Northern Virginia, outside Washington, D.C., with that date yet to be determined.

Stay tuned to our newsletters and blogs for all the exciting news and details.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Attendees, exhibitors impressed by, get lot out of Solar and Wind Expo; Baltimore man wins electric scooter grand door prize

Attendees and exhibitors alike said they were impressed by and got a lot out of The Solar and Wind Expo, held May 7-9 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.
“I am so glad the Solar and Wind Expo came to Baltimore,” said Jillian Borchard, a healthcare practitioner from Owings Mills. “I went to all the booths and got ideas for how to make my house less dependent on fossil fuels.”
“I was real impressed,” said Elijah Clark of Bowie, Md. The Solar and Wind Expo “was very engaging, with great speakers such as Malcolm Woolf,” head of the Maryland Energy Administration, “and lots of great information on solar, wind and other topics – and all for only $10,” said Clark, a veterans’ green jobs specialist with the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. “You are definitely ahead of the curve and should stay there,” he added.
The Expo’s exhibitors, which included many Maryland as well as national companies and organizations, were also enthusiastic about the event. “This was the most successful show we have participated in this year,” declared Susan Fausnaught, an operations specialist at A+ Solar in Darlington, Md. “There were significant numbers of attendees who had already researched different products and knew exactly what they were seeking.”
“Astrum Solar was proud to sponsor the first-ever Maryland Solar and Wind Expo,” said Vadim Polikov, Ph.D., president of the Annapolis Junction-based company. “We were able to connect with hundreds of Marylanders interested in clean energy options during the event and educate many more on why now is such a great time to go solar.”
"The Solar and Wind Expo… was the best renewable energy show we have attended, declared Gary K. Sorrelle, a wind specialist with Atech Energy of Oxford, Pa. “We were very impressed with the quality of the attendees. They came prepared to learn about and to see the latest in renewable energy equipment,” Sorrelle said. “The show was well organized. It was obvious that renewable energy was the passion of the organizers. It was not 'just another show' being put on by a show promoter.” And Atech is already looking forward to next year’s show, Sorrelle concluded.
“The number of people attending the Expo was excellent and everyone was committed to going green,” said David Woolley-Wilson, executive director of the Green Building Institute, an environmental education organization based in Jessup, Md. “Going green is gaining momentum and this is a must-attend event,” Woolley-Wilson continued.
Paul Snyder of Baltimore also had to be very pleased by the Expo’s results. Snyder won the top door prize at The Solar and Wind Expo, a Motorino all-electric scooter from Green Rider, located in the Fells Point area of Baltimore. He plans to use the Motorino for tooling around the city and some commuting.
The 2011 Solar and Wind Expo will take place the weekend of May 13-15 in Timonium – and we’re already starting to look forward to it, too.

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