News Release NR-2103
Energy Expo Offers Latest In Renewable Energy, Efficiency
June 13, 2003
Attention: City editors, Event & Calendar Listings
What: The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory Consumer Energy Expo will feature more than 35 businesses and organizations that specialize in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, products and services. Exhibitors and education sessions will cover topics as varied as electric bicycles, cost-effective cooling and solar electric power. The Expo will educate consumers about the latest technologies and show how to take advantage of these energy innovations.
When: Friday, June 20, 1-7 p.m. and Saturday, June 21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Expo and education sessions. Learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency from product and service exhibits. The Colorado Energy Science Center is sponsoring Energy Education Sessions throughout the day on solar energy, home efficiency and other topics featuring experts in energy efficiency and renewable energy for the home. Editors note: A complete list of education sessions and exhibitors follows.
Where: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Visitors Center is at 15013 Denver West Parkway. Take I-70 to Exit 263 (Denver West Blvd). Turn north toward the Marriott Hotel. At the stoplight, turn left on Denver West Parkway and continue west to the NREL entrance gate. The Visitors Center is on the right.
Cost: All events are free and open to the public.
Information: 303-384-6565 or www.nrel.gov/visitors_center/.
NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's premier lab for renewable energy research and development and a lead lab for energy efficiency R&D. The national laboratory is managed by Midwest Research Institute, Battelle and Bechtel.
2003 Consumer Energy Expo Exhibitors as of June 11, 2003
About Saving Heat
-Provide information about cost-effective cooling
-Demonstrate installation of small wind turbines
All Solar Inc.
-Demonstrate solar-electric systems and provide load estimate information
Alchemy Mechanical and Construction
-Provide information about solar thermal heating for floor heating, spas and pools and potable water
Alternative Energy Inc.
-Thermal Siphon exhibit and information about solar energy products and services to accomplish end users requirements
American Lung Association of Colorado
- Denver Metro Clean Cities Program
-Information about alternative-fueled vehicles for consumers
Bates RV & Bike
-Demonstrate Electric Bikes
BRICOR Conservation Products
-Demonstrate water and energy efficient products
-Design and install solar-electric roofing shingles and wind turbine electric systems
Colorado Energy Assistance Foundation
-Tips about saving energy
Colorado Coalition for New Energy Technologies
-Raise awareness of the role new energy technologies play in Colorado's economy
Colorado Renewable Energy Society
-Colorado chapter of the American Solar Energy Society
Colorado Energy Science Center
-Nonprofit organization dedicated to energy science and technology education
Denver Electric Vehicle Association
-Promotes electric and hybrid vehicles
Denver Regional Council of Government Ride Arrangers
- RideArrangers will display a caravan with bike racks and promote carpooling and alternative transportation
-Demonstrate the Solarwall fresh air heating system
Fuel Cell Store
-Display examples of hydrogen and fuel cell energy systems
Great Plains Power
-Display small-scale solar electric and wind power production equipment
Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation
-Information on fuel cell technology and OEMC's fuel cell demonstration projects, home energy efficiency and performance contracting and rural economic empowerment programs such as precision irrigation
Industrial Solar Technology Corporation
-Solar thermal systems such as domestic hot water systems, pool systems, and drainback systems.
-Display a solar-electric power trailer called the Solar Roller and provide information about solar-electric and wind powered off-grid homes and commercial entities
-Geothermal heating and cooling systems information
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
-Information and exhibits on renewable energy and energy efficiency
Pioneer Conservation and Solar, Inc.
-Demonstrate self-contained portable solar-electric power system for the home, boat or camping; and information about solar heating and small-scale wind energy systems
RMS Electric Inc.
-Full service solar and wind electric power systems company
Stevinson Toyota West
-Display energy efficient hybrid vehicle - Prius
Thames Electric Company Inc.
-Electrical contractor specializing in on-grid and off-grid solar-electric systems design and installation; installer of Unisolar raised seamed metal roofing Tierra Concrete Homes, Inc.
- Builds homes with passive solar design and insulated concrete construction saving home energy use
-Display triple pane, energy efficient slider and double hung windows
Demonstration and Literature Displays
ClearDome Solar System
-Demonstration of parabolic solar cooker
Giaim Real Goods
-Renewable energy and energy efficiency product catalogs
Solar Energy International
-Provide information about renewable energy and environmental building technologies through education and technical assistance
Solar Today Magazine
2003 NREL Consumer Energy Expo Consumer Workshops
- 1:30 The Potential for Residential Energy Efficiency in Colorado
Larry Kinney, Southwest Energy Efficiency Program
- 2:00 Energy Efficiency Lessons from Colorado's Weatherization
Chuck Temple and Mike Martinez, Sunpower
- 3:00 Alternative Fuel Vehicles for Consumers
Tim Cunningham, Clean Cities Program
- 3:30 DRCOG Transport Programs for Consumers
Lenore Bates, Denver Regional Council of Governments
- 4:00 Water Efficiency Options for Consumers
Liz Gardener, Denver Water Board
- 5:30 E-Star: Rating Your Homes Energy Efficiency
Perry Rosensweig, E-Star
- 6:15 Coming Attractions: The June 28-29 CO Renewable Energy
Renee Azerbegi, CO Renewable Energy Society
June 21 Home Energy Efficiency
- 10:00 Opportunities for Determining Your Home Energy Savings
Pat Keegan, Colorado Energy Science Center
- 10:30 Efficient Distribution of Air
Rich Moore, Energy Analyst and Consultant
- 11:15 Approaches to Cost-Effective Cooling
Dennis Brachfeld, About Saving Heat Small Scale Renewables
- 12:00 Power with Nature: Presentation and Booksigning
Rex and LaVonne Ewing
- 12:30 Solar Electric Power
Mark McCray, RMS Electric
- 1:00 Solar Hot Water
Daiman Vilppu, Industrial Solar Technologies
- 1:30 Small Scale Wind
Vic Creazzi, Aerofire
- 2:00 Geothermal Heating and Cooling
Monte Schmidt, Valley Geothermal
- 2:30 Coming Attractions: The June 28-29 CO Renewable Energy
Renee Azerbegi, CO Renewable Energy Society