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Want solar? This is the weekend to visit San Diego

Solar2008The Solar 2008 convention will be held this weekend, May 3 and 4, at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego. The attendance fee for consumers is $5, with a $1 discount if you take public transportation.

The event is put on by the American Solar Energy Society, among others. And while it’s heavily geared toward professionals in the solar industry, there are an impressive number of consumer-oriented seminars. Among them:

Saturday, May 3

10:30 a.m.: Mounting Options for Large Rooftop Arrays
10:30 a.m.: State of the US Solar Industry
11:30 a.m.: Two Decades of German PV Experience – Best Practices
Noon: Solar Hot Water For Your Home
2 p.m.: Preparing Your Home to Make the Best Use of Solar Energy
3:30 p.m.: Renewable Energy and Homeowners Associations
4:30 p.m.: Comparing Price to the Value of Solar

And more . . .

Sunday, May 4

10:30 a.m.: Solar PV Systems and the SmartGrid – A View of our Future US Electric Grid
11 a.m.: Issues Affecting PV System Productivity
Noon: The California Solar Initiative
1:30 p.m.: Introduction to Small Wind
2:30 p.m.: Portable Solar for Emergency Preparedness
3 p.m.: Aesthetics: Solar Finally Looks Good (with Hidden Collectors)
4: 30 p.m.: Launch your Solar Business

And more . . .

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