Exhibits, training, and seminars about Renewable Energy Nov. 2-4, 2012 Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough
The Solar and Wind Expo Massachusetts will build on the success of its debut in the Bay State when it opens the doors to the second Expo in Marlborough, scheduled for Nov. 2-4, 2012. There will be more exhibits, more seminars and more training for professionals in the field of solar and wind power as the event works to educate and inform -- helping to build demand for renewable energy and creating jobs in this emerging field.
• Exhibits and discussions with representatives from national and regional solar and wind power companies
• Electric transportation: bicycles, motorcycles, and cars
• Test rides on all-electric Segways
Two all-day classes accredited by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) were presented including Solar PV Technical Sales and Solar Electrical Design. Renewable energy professionals offered free seminars (with paid admission) about the Sustainable Business Leader Program, Skill Building and Training for Clean Energy Sectors in Massachusetts, and Growing Your Renewable Energy Business through Guerilla Marketing and Collaboration.
For the consumer, free (with paid admission) seminar topics included
• Go Solar on Your Own Terms
• Renewable Energy: Understanding Your Options
• Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Incentives
• Geothermal: The Technology is Here and the Time is Now
• Financing your Green Initiatives - Funding for Commercial and Residential
• Biochar: What it is and how to use it
• Understanding Your Solar Energy Choices • Sustainability, LEED, Passive House, Green Design, HERS
• Wind Power 101: Will a Wind Turbine Work for Me?
• Save money with energy efficiency & conservation
• Solar PV and Solar Thermal Incentives and how to properly cash flow them out
• Vertical Axis Wind Turbine: Roof top applications and tower mounted systems
• Consider Implementing Solar Thermal as a Way to Reduce Your Solar PV Project Cost
The seminars were well attended and extensive Q&A followed as consumers brought their specific issues to the experts as they sought to learn how to save money while being good to the environment. The speakers included manufacturers, installers, and lenders.
The Solar and Wind Expo was proud to partner with the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce and its President and CEO, Susanne Morreale-Leeber, officially opened the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Astrum Solar was the National Sponsor and Energy Systems & Installations (ESI). Krannich Solar, and SunLion Energy Systems were Gold Sponsors. WCVB (ABC Boston) was a media sponsor and The Expo proudly sponsored programming on WGBH (PBS Boston).
In 2012, the Expo will return to the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, just 36 miles west of Boston.
The Solar Renewable Energy Credits market in Massachusetts is very stable in the Commonwealth and today there are many federal, state and local incentives to encourage consumers to invest in renewable energy. Renewable energy incentives and the technologies change quickly so anyone who is interested in investing soon should save the date for the 2012 show to benefit from the most recent information from those who know it best.
Meanwhile, plans are underway for the next Solar and Wind Expo, this time in Timonium, Maryland, May 11-13, 2012. Along with exhibits and seminars, the event will feature "Electropalooza," billed as "A bunch of builders getting together to run their bikes." But it's more than that. Electropalooza will feature autocross-type races to show just how much fun electric motorcycles can be in addition to other electric vehicle demonstrations.
For more information about The Solar and Wind Expo in all of its locations, visit thesolarandwindexpo.com.