SEIA President Rhone Resch to Address DNCC Energy and Climate Change
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /
EMWNews/ -- The Solar Energy
Industries Association (SEIA) will host SUNFEST 2008 during the Democratic
National Convention on Wednesday, August 27, from noon to 4 p.m. at Coors
Field in Denver. SEIA President Rhone Resch addresses the DNCC Energy and
Climate Change Symposium on Tuesday, August 26, at Roundtable III from 1:30
- 3:30 p.m. in the Space Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Center,
located at the intersection of 14th Street and Curtis Street.
The solar festival will feature a keynote address by environmental
advocate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and remarks by national and local elected
officials. The latest solar energy technology will be on display for the
public along with live entertainment by the Chuck McDermott Band (band that
performs with Bonnie Raitt) and celebrity guests.
The event is being sponsored by SEIA members, Q-Cells, Applied
Materials, Sharp Solar, Standard Renewable Energy and Suntech America as
well as MolsonCoors. Exhibitors include: Allied Building, American Solar
Energy Society, Applied Materials, Apricus, ASES, Bella Energy, Cool Solar,
Colorado Solar Energy Industry Association, Environment America, Golden
Solar, Metro Solar, MolsonCoors, Namaste Solar, National Renewable Energy
Laboratory, Nova Solar, Q-Cells, REC Solar, Sharp Solar, Simple Solar,
SkyFuel, Solar IPS, Solar Monkey, Standard Renewable Energy, SunEdison,
Sunsense, Suntech America, USA Solar Power, LLC and Vibrant Solar.
Note that Coors Field has a 9.9-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system that
produces enough electricity to power the ballpark's LED scoreboard. A
special 18-kilowatt system was also installed by Aeon Solar with Evergreen
Solar panels to help power the Convention at Pepsi Center.
WHAT: SEIA SUNFEST 2008 outdoor concert and solar festival
WHO: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Congressional representatives invited
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper
Rhone Resch, president of SEIA
WHEN: Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Noon - 4 p.m. MDT
Keynote Speech by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. from 2:00 - 2:20 p.m.
MDT, followed by press availability.
WHERE: Coors Field
2001 Blake Street
Entrance on Wynkoop Walkway and 19th Street
Denver, Colorado 80205
*VISUALS: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and other speakers
Exhibits of the latest solar technology, including SunEdison's
photovoltaic (PV) solar education vehicle (Photos and b-roll
available upon request)
Solar-powered ballpark scoreboard
SEIA is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers,
project developers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects,
consultants and financiers. Established in 1974, SEIA works to expand the
use of solar technologies in the global marketplace. Learn more at