Provided by John Lavrakas
Have you ever wondered whether you can put renewable energy devices into your own home, or in your community, saving money and reducing your carbon footprint? Now you can find out. Come to the Miniature Solar and Wind Renewable Energy Fair to be held at the Oregon Coast Community College Community Room on Wednesday, April 13, 4:00 – 6:30 PM. This fair will offer a hands-on opportunity to learn about two forms of renewable energy available to put into their own homes. What makes this fair special is the presence of a renewable energy trailer, — the “Watt Wagon”, which has on it solar panels and an actual wind turbine power generator. The Watt Wagon is a small trailer designed for live demonstrations of how well renewable wind and solar energy can work here in Lincoln County. Several speakers will discuss renewable wind and solar energy and how to go about setting it up in your community or your own home.
The fair will be hosted by the Lincoln County Technology Solutions Alliance, in cooperation with Lincoln County Sustainability and Solid Waste and the Small Business Development Center. Mark Saelens, Manager of the Lincoln County Solid Waste Management District, will conduct the demonstrations and is coordinating all the activities. Other topics include talks on the Community Wind Tour From Newport to Grayland, WA, Oregon feed-in tariffs, and PUD purchase of renewable energy.
There will also be a networking hour during which you can enjoy some provided refreshments while asking questions or simply enjoying a conversation with those that have interests similar to your own.