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Oct 11th - Renewable Energy Education & Media Day

Have you ever wanted to know...

What a giant wind turbine looks like up close? How much electricity a wind farm or solar array generates? What local teachers can do to educate students about renewable energy?

You're invited to join us for some brief, informative tours and discussion about several innovative solar and wind farm installations in the Northwest.  This half-day Saturday program is presented in an education format that will host teachers from local elementary, secondary and higher education institutions.  The tour and presentations will be conducted by industry experts who can answer your questions about how and why these renewable energy systems provide clean power to our communities.  Teachers that attend will receive education crdits and will learn about how they can incorporate renewable energy into their curricula.  This is an opportunity to teach the very people responsible for inspiring future generations of environmentally aware citizens.

What you will see:

The Ellensburg solar array.  The first city-operated solar array in the country, owned & operated by citizens, the first-ever project in the U.S.

The Wild Horse Wind Farm and solar array.  This wind farm is owned by Puget Sound Energy and has massive wind turbines produced by Vestas and a 500-kilowatt solar energy system made up of Silicon Energy-produced solar panels (Washington's first photovoltaic manufacturer).

The event takes place Saturday, October 11, 2008 @ 10:00 AM

For more information contact Jack Hardy at (503) 248-1905 or jackhardy@b-e-f.org

Please R.S.V.P. as space is limited.