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News Release: 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

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

Aerofire Windpower
-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

Burdick Technologies
-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

Energy Inc.
-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.

Innovative Energy
-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

Major Geothermal
-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

Trademark Windows
-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

Xcel Energy

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

Revised 6-10-03

June 20

  • 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 Program
    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 Conference
    Renee Azerbegi, CO Renewable Energy Society

June 21 Home Energy Efficiency

  • 10:00 Opportunities for Determining Your Home Energy Savings Potential
    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 Conference
    Renee Azerbegi, CO Renewable Energy Society

—Sarah Barba