DATE: January 16, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Jeffery Halsey, Director
Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality
More than 500 attendees have registered for the upcoming Go SOLAR Fest. All South Florida residents and small businesses with an interest in bringing solar energy to the area are invited to attend the free event Friday, January 25, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, in Fort Lauderdale.
U.S.Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch; Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs; County Commissioners Martin David Kiar, Dale V.C. Holness and Chip LaMarca; and County Administrator Bertha Henry are among scheduled speakers on Friday, January 25.
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Director Minh Le will provide a presentation about the Department of Energy's vision to advance solar nationwide and County Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness will provide closing remarks on Saturday, January 26.
Presentations on renewable energy will be given by Florida Power & Light, Siemens Industry, Inc., Waste Management, U.S. Department of Energy, Florida Solar Energy Center and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives and other national, state and local organizations. There will also be an open forum discussion on solar challenges, solutions and recommendations to advance solar regionally and statewide.
All attendees will have an opportunity to visit more than 45 Go SOLAR Fest exhibitors and learn about emerging solar technologies from companies such as:
• A National Solar, LLC
• AllSolar Service Company Inc.
• Alternate Energy Technologies, LLC | AET Solar
• ATI Energia LLC Div of Ambient Technologies, Inc.
• Broward County Port Everglades Department
• Broward County Aviation Department
• Broward County Transit
• Broward County Parks and Recreation Extension Education
• Bell Engineering and Construction Corp
• City of Coconut Creek
• City of Fort Lauderdale
• Coronado Custom Homes, Inc.
• Corporate Insurance
• Enersave Tech LLC
• Enviro Team North America
• Fast ROI LED Lighting
• Florida Power & Light
• Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
• JWR Construction/GHL Architects
• Mage Solar
• Maroone Nissan of Fort Lauderdale
• Miami Herald Media Company
• PCM Solar
• Schroeder Solar Energy
• Siemens Industry, Inc.
• Solar Design Group
• SolarWorld Americas
• South Florida Energy Savers
• South Plantation High school - Solar Knights
• Sunshine Solar Services, Inc.
• TD Bank
• The Energy Store
• U.S. Green Building Council South FL Chapter
• Waste Management
• Wiremasters Electric
• Zina Sunshine, Inc.
Go Solar Fest sponsors include Advanced Green Technologies/Advanced Renewable Energies, Florida Power & Light, Miami Herald Media Company, Mr – Solar, Wiremasters Electric, Broward County Port Everglades Department, Siemens Industry, Inc., Solar World, Solar Source and Waste Management.
Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available.
Registration is required for both days. Both parking and admission are free. The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center is located at 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.
For more information, visit broward.org/GoGreen
or call 954-519-1260.