SOURCE: Borrego Solar

November 26, 2007 08:00 ET

Borrego Solar to Join Panel Discussion About Building and Financing Solar Power Systems at the Green California Schools Summit & Exposition

Leading Solar Executives and School Administrators to Analyze Recent Developments in Construction Methods, Technology and Financing Options for Schools Interested in Installing Solar Energy Systems

EL CAJON, CA--(Marketwire - November 26, 2007) - Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., a leading designer and installer of commercial, residential and public sector grid-connected solar electric power systems, today announced that Chief Marketing Officer Mike Hall will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Touch the Sun: New Ways to Build and Finance Solar Power Systems" during the Green California Schools Summit & Exposition, December 4-6, 2007 at the Pasadena Conference Center in Pasadena, Calif.

Hall will join executives from Solar Power Partners, SunLink Corporation and the Laguna Beach (Calif.) School District to analyze how the recent innovations in construction methods, integration technology and financing options are helping more schools install solar electric systems. School construction in the U.S. is the largest category for all domestic construction projects (about $53 billion spent in 2007), and schools spend about $8.3 billion on energy annually, so the panelists will also discuss best practices for how schools can incorporate green building initiatives into their construction budgets and quell rising energy costs.

"When a school installs a solar electric system, the financial and educational benefits to students, facility, parents, taxpayers and the entire community are tremendous. These systems reduce a school's carbon footprint and energy costs while teaching students to be more environmentally conscious," said Hall. "Now, thanks to more advanced technologies, construction techniques and financing opportunities, it is easier for schools to 'go green' than ever before. I am excited to join this panel discussion to help demonstrate how any school can implement a solar energy system and enjoy its significant benefits."

Session Details:

Who:      Mike Hall, chief marketing officer, Borrego Solar Systems, Inc.
          Alexander Welczeck, president & CEO, Solar Power Partners
          Mike Pile, vice president of marketing, SunLink Corporation
          Eric Jetta, director of facilities and grounds, Laguna Beach
          School District

What:     Panel Discussion: "Touch the Sun: New Ways to Build and Finance
          Solar Power Systems"

Where:    Green California Schools Summit & Exposition, Pasadena Conference
          Center (Room 104), Pasadena, Calif.

When:     Thursday, December 6, 2007 from 9-10:15 a.m. PST

Borrego Solar will be exhibiting at the Green School Summit at booth #627. Media interested in speaking with Borrego Solar at the event to learn more about what California schools are doing to take advantage of new advances in solar technology and installation design can contact Schwartz Communications at (415) 512-0770 or

About Borrego Solar

Established in 1980, Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. is one of the nation's leading designers and installers of commercial, residential and public sector grid-connected solar electric power systems. Borrego Solar's photovoltaic systems are efficient, reliable and cost-effective. With more than two decades of experience and over 500 installations, Borrego Solar offers a complete line of design and installation services throughout California and New England. For more information, visit

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