SOURCE: The City of San Jose

November 03, 2011 18:13 ET

San Jose Clean Energy Showcase Open to the Public for the Final Time on Saturday, November 5th

Your Last Chance to See a Hands-On Demonstration on How to Get Started With Solar; Showcase Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Guided Tours: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 3, 2011) - The City of San José Green Vision Clean Energy Showcase has been a huge success, and this Saturday, November 5th is your last chance to access the latest in solar, wind turbine, electric vehicle and solar hot water technologies. On Saturday, the showcase will open its doors for the final time from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and guided tours will be provided at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration for the free tours is encouraged and can be confirmed here. The Showcase is an exciting hands-on demonstration of solar technologies to help educate, inform and enable the community to go solar and save money!

Tour Highlights Include:

  • Which solar technology is right for your home or business
  • What's the real cost of going solar and how to save and get rebates
  • How to decode a solar installation quote
  • Explore the zero-energy EcoHouse

The Showcase is across from San José City Hall, at 200 E. Santa Clara Street between 4th and 5th Street.
There is a free parking garage available behind the showcase between 4th and 5th street.

This project, funded by the Department of Energy matching private donors, supports key goals of the City of San José Green Vision by educating consumers about clean energy solutions and resources for green collar workforce training.

About San José:
From its founding in 1777 as California's first city, San José has been a leader, driven by its spirit of innovation. Today, San José stands as the largest city in Northern California and the Capital of Silicon Valley -- the world's leading center of innovation. The City, the 10th largest in the U.S., is committed to remaining a top-ranked place to do business, to work and to live. For more information visit:

About San José Green Vision:
San José Green Vision is a comprehensive strategy that addresses how environmental responsibility makes financial sense and stimulates economic opportunity. This vision includes 10 bold goals that will serve as a roadmap to reduce the carbon footprint of the 10th largest city in the nation by more than half. For more information, visit

About the Solar America Cities Program:
Solar America Cities Special Projects, funded in 2009 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, tackle key barriers to urban solar energy use that were identified through the 25 city partnerships. The objective of the City of San José Solar America Cities project is to support the City's Green Vision, which is to ultimately ensure that 100% of the city's electricity needs are met by renewable resources. Over the past 24-months, the City has been implementing strategies to raise awareness around solar, increase the number of solar installations and provide more opportunities to purchase or invest in green power.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Mary Tucker
    City of San Jose
    (408) 975-2581
    Email Contact