Energy Expo

Yesterday the Energy Expo opened in Roanoke, VA.  This is an annual event that has been growing by leaps and bounds.  I am happy to report that this year the exhibits are packed full of valuable sustainable information.  Here are a few….

Learn how to make your own rain barrel through the Western Va Water Authority.

Meet David Zachow with Direct Connect Solar and Electric to get set up with a solar system.

Even see a real live Yurt from Blue Ridge Yurt.  This is a neat structure that from the inside looks like one big baby gate.  Very quick to assemble and take down.

For my thoughts on thfuture-solar1e best of the show, it would have to be the kids from Thaxton Elementary.  These kids are getting it.  Walk up to their booth and you are greeted by six or so stations of experiments with energetic and excited kids demonstrating.  There were experiments on solar energy with small PVs, static electricity, magnetics, simple circuits and more.  While their teachers are to be applauded for making it fun, they are also teaching them important skills to understand tomorrow’s energy.  Job well done!

So if you are in the area of the Roanoke, Va, Civic Center stop by on Saturday.  It is free and you will see alot of great ideas for energy efficiency.


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