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Solar Energy Seminar, Expo, and Tour

Event Details

Start Date:  September 12, 2013
Location: Saint Francis University
Phone: 814-472-2872
Email: renewable@francis.edu
Link: http://francis.edu/renewable-energy-expos

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About the Seminar

The Saint Francis University Renewable Energy Center (REC) will hold a solar energy seminar and tour on September 12, on the Loretto campus.

The solar energy industry is in the midst of a rapid expansion as technological improvements and price decreases make the resource more widely available.

Attendees will travel by school bus to several Cambria County sites using solar technologies to see how the resource can be used in Western Pennsylvania.

Passive solar design, water heating, and electricity production are three common solar applications.

The event will be geared towards helping agricultural producers and small businesses determine if a solar project may be feasible for their operations. Topics will include the resource, technology, pros and cons, financial aspects, and what to look for when choosing an installer.

Utilizing renewable energy can help rural Pennsylvanians by reducing energy costs, reducing risk, and providing a revenue stream through electrical sales to utilities.

This will be the final event in a series of seminars that have been organized by the Renewable Energy Center in 2013, each focusing on one of the five prevalent renewable energy forms in Pennsylvania. Other events have focused on biomass, geothermal, micro-hydro, and wind energies.

For additional information please contact the REC or visit the seminar homepage at http://francis.edu/renewable-energy-expos/

Registration

Registration Deadlines
Early registration will be accepted up to August 31 for $10.00.
Late registration will be accepted up to September 7 for $12.00.
Lunch will be included for those registered by the deadline.

Our program will be geared towards farmers and small businesses, but if you do not qualify, you are still welcome to attend, as space allows. Reserve your spot today - available on a first come, first serve basis.


Download our attendee applicationor contact us to learn more!

 

Please send application and payment to the address below. Cash/check payment accepted. Sorry, no credit cards. Make checks payable to “Saint Francis University Renewable Energy Center.” Please watch for confirmation of registration and event updates.

Contact us:
Renewable Energy Center
Saint Francis University
P.O. Box 600
Loretto, PA 15940
814-472-2872
renewable@francis.edu

For additional information please contact the REC or visit the seminar homepage at http://francis.edu/renewable-energy-expos/

Event Agenda

Tentative Schedule

Solar Energy Seminar, Expo, and Tour Agenda
Time Event
8:15 a.m. JFK Student Center - Exhibitor Set-Up Begins
8:30 Registration Begins
9:00 Expo
9:15 Welcome and Intro to Solar Energy
10:00 Morning Break and Expo
10:30 Depart Campus for Tour of Example Sites
  Planned Stops: 
1) DEP Cambria Office Building
2) Local Farm
3) Patton Wind Farm (drive through)
1:15 4) Prince Gallitzin State Park
  a. Lunch and Solar Demos
b. Visitor Center
4:00 Return to Campus to Conclude Event

For additional information please contact the REC or visit the seminar homepage at http://francis.edu/renewable-energy-expos/

Sponsors

USDA Rural Development SAP&DC

Solar Sponsor 1 Solar Sponsor 2
Solar Sponsor 3 Solar Sponsor 4
Add your organization to this page.  Contact the REC to learn more!

Funding for this project has been provided by the USDA Rural Energy for America Program. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. Thank you also to SAP&DC for sponsoring our events.

For additional information please contact the REC or visit the seminar homepage at http://francis.edu/renewable-energy-expos/


Saint Francis University aims to be as accessible as possible. Please contact our Accessibility Services Coordinator, April Fry, with specific inquiries at 814-472-3176 or complete our online request form at http://francis.edu/accessibility-accommodation-request/.