Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Solar and Wind Expo arrives in Pennsylvania

The Solar and Wind Expo will make its Southeast Pennsylvania debut in less than two weeks with exhibits, informative seminars and lots of excitement about renewable energy!

Our indoor-outdoor consumer show is uniquely devoted to renewable energy and has been created to bring the manufacturer, installer, lender and consumer together under one roof. It’s all about saving energy, saving money, and being good to the Earth.
The Solar and Wind Expo in Pennsylvania will feature companies – many of them local –knowledgeable in renewable energy solutions. Experts in this evolving field will conduct free, informative educational seminars for Expo attendees on topics such as: Benefits of Switching to Renewable Energy, Financing Programs Available Right Now, Green Building Design, Energy Affordability, Wind Power 101, The Benefits of Weatherization, Geothermal 101, and more.

The Expo, at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, Pa., will run Saturday and Sunday, June 11 & 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily.
Our headline speaker, Pennsylvania State Representative Chris Ross (R-Chester), will discuss his initiatives to keep the solar energy industry strong in Pennsylvania including his recently introduced legislation (House Bill 1580, the Solar Jobs Bill). Rep. Ross, along with a bipartisan group of legislative co-sponsors developed the legislation to fix the crippled solar energy credits market in Pennsylvania. It is expected to create jobs, protect Pennsylvania’s businesses, and clean up the Commonwealth’s air and water.

Rep. Ross is an environmental champion for the state, having sponsored a recently enacted bill to mandate electronic equipment recycling, and having been appointed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to serve on the agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee. The 30-member committee provides advice to the EPA on environmental issues affecting communities.
Rep. Ross will precede the keynote address by Bob Dixson, mayor of Greensburg, Kansas, a town that chose to rebuild in a sustainable manner after devastation by a major tornado in 2007. His talk is timely given the recent tornado damage in Missouri and surrounding states. Mayor Dixson will address how Greensburg rebuilt and how that experience can be a blueprint for rebuilding in the Midwest.

Mayor Dixson is a native Kansan and he has been a resident of Greensburg since 1985. Dixson took office as Mayor of Greensburg in May 2008 and he is leading the way in the process of rebuilding the community after the May 4, 2007 tornado. Sustainable building, renewable energy and “green” technologies are the cornerstones of the recovery of Greensburg. Mayor Dixson retired from the US Postal Service after 26 years after serving as Postmaster of Greensburg for 16 years and Pratt, Kansas for 6 years. He served on the USD #422 School Board for 12 years and was President for eight years.
The Solar and Wind Expo in Maryland last month was a great success with several thousand people attending, most of them already well-informed on solar, geothermal and wind energy, and interested in making an investment now. We were delighted that Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley opened the Expo with his summit on renewable energy – bringing in an additional 500 people, many of them experts in the field, to the Expo for a lively roundtable discussion.

We know that the Expo in Pennsylvania will be a success too, bringing together those who want to make the change to renewable energy with those who have the know-how and technology to help do so.
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See you at the Expo. Let’s make Green a Reality!