SOURCE: City of San Jose

November 30, 2010 11:00 ET

Media Alert: City of San Jose and U.S. Department of Energy to Unveil Green Vision Clean Energy Showcase

City Invites Clean Technology Companies to Join the Knowledge Hub for Clean Energy Education and Information and Further Engage Community Participation in San Jose's Green Vision

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 30, 2010) -

WHAT:
On December 8, The City of San José and the U.S. Department of Energy will introduce the San José Green Vision Clean Energy Showcase. This exciting new project will educate, inform and enable community participation in San José's Green Vision energy and clean tech job goals. San José, one of the nation's premier Solar America Cities, will reinforce its commitment to clean energy by unveiling a first of its kind showcase on a highly visible site across the street from City Hall.

This interactive showcase will serve as a knowledge hub for visitors from across Silicon Valley, providing hands-on education, experience and information on solar, wind and energy efficiency technologies. The showcase will house demonstrations of cutting edge technologies and services available on the market today and in the future.

This project represents a major opportunity to advance key goals of the Green Vision as it looks to educate consumers about clean energy solutions, advance available resources for green collar workforce training, and provide vital training and education for San José's students.

Mayor Reed and Mr. Gupta from the Department of Energy will be opening the innovation center, inviting clean technology companies throughout San José and the Silicon Valley to join with the inaugural companies in the community education and awareness program.

WHO: 
The following government and business leaders will be part of the program to officially open the San José Green Vision Clean Energy Showcase:

  • Chuck Reed, Mayor of San José
  • Sam Liccardo, San José City Council Member
  • Vipin Gupta, Solar Engineer, U.S. Department of Energy
  • John Stufflebean, San José Environmental Services Department
  • Representatives from the inaugural participating companies and organizations, including: Akeena Solar (Westinghouse Solar), Burnham Energy, Chromasun, Fat Spaniel (Power-One), Fresco, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, NanoSolar, Real Goods Solar, San José Fire Department, Schüco, SMA America, Stion, Sunlink, SunPower, SunWater Solar, US Solar & Wind Synergies, Windspire Energy

WHEN:
Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 11:00 AM

WHERE: 
E. Santa Clara Street between 4th and 5th Streets; directly across the street from San José City Hall 

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