THE SOLAR AND WIND EXPO: COMING TO THE PHILADELPHIA AREA IN JUNE

Renewable Energy Experts & Exhibits

The Solar and Wind Expo is coming to Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, Pa., on June 11 and 12. This indoor-outdoor consumer show is uniquely devoted to renewable energy and was 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 - Pennsylvania will feature companies knowledgeable in renewable energy solutions. Experts in this evolving field will conduct valuable educational seminars for Expo attendees on topics such as: Benefits of Switching to Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicles, Financing Programs Available Right Now, Green Building Design, Energy Affordability in a Time of Change, Wind Power 101, The Benefits of Weatherization, Geothermal 101, and more.

The keynote speaker at The Solar and Wind Expo - Pennsylvania is Bob Dixson, Mayor of Greensburg, Ks. In 2007, this Midwestern town was decimated by an F5 tornado. The Mayor and township decided to make the best of a terrible situation and rebuild using all renewable and alternative energy practices. The result was more than just LEED certification for a few buildings. Instead, the majority of the town's structures were rebuilt to the LEED Platinum standard, the highest rating granted by the United States Green Building Council. As the first town in the country to go entirely green, Greensburg is a shining example of how becoming sustainable is both viable and economically beneficial.

"Never has there been a better time for this kind of show in Pennsylvania," said George Lopez, executive director of The Solar and Wind Expo. "The technology is maturing and becoming more affordable and there is consumer interest in saving money and reducing the carbon footprint. Now is the time to make these investments, and the Valley Forge Convention Center on June 11 and 12 is the place to learn more."

Expo hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 if purchased online. Children under 12 admitted free.

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