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NREL Hosts Consumer Energy Expo

For more information contact:
Sarah Holmes Barba, 303-275-3023
email: Sarah Barba

Golden, Colo., May. 23, 2001 - Consumers can learn about reducing their home energy consumption and get advice from experts who specialize in energy efficient and renewable energy products and services at the Consumer Energy Expo June 14 - 16 at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

The Expo includes exhibits and activities for the entire family. More than two dozen local businesses and organizations specializing in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies will be on hand to answer questions and provide product and service demonstrations. In addition, tours of NREL's Photovoltaic Outdoor Facility featuring the latest in solar electricity systems research will be offered.

Thursday and Friday, June 14 and 15, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. -- Learn more about renewable energy and energy efficiency from the product and services exhibits and literature available in the reading room at the NREL's Visitors Center.

Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Free hourly tours of NREL's Photovoltaic Outdoor Test Facility featuring the latest in solar electricity systems research. Local businesses and organizations will provide products and service demonstrations highlighting the latest available technologies at work. Children will have the chance to learn about energy through special children's activities at the Visitors Center.

The Consumer Energy Expo is free and open to the public. The Visitors Center is at 15013 Denver West Parkway in Golden. To get to the Visitors Center, take I-70 to Denver West Boulevard, Exit 263, and travel north to Denver West Parkway. Turn left and continue past the Marriott Hotel to the NREL Visitors Center. NREL is a national laboratory owned by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by Midwest Research Institute, Battelle and Bechtel. The lab conducts research into photovoltaics, wind energy, plant-derived fuels and chemicals, energy-efficient buildings, advanced vehicle design and hydrogen technologies.

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