WHAT: Sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society, SOLAR 2011 (www.nationalsolarconference.org) is the longest-running educational event in the U.S. for solar- and renewable-energy professionals. Now in its 40th year, the SOLAR 2011 program has been developed by and for solar- and clean-energy experts working in: technology, buildings, policy, professional education, workforce development and consumer education. More than 5,000 attendees are expected to attend. Many sessions will offer continuing education credits for architects, installers, engineers and others. Included at the event is a renewable energy products and services trade show.
Also happening as part of Solar 2011 is the 36th National Passive Solar Conference and the Sixth Renewable Energy Policy, Advocacy and Marketing Conference.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 17 through Saturday, May 21, 2011. Public Day: Saturday, May 21, 2011.
WHERE: Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh N.C.
WHY: To provide a single-source event for media, academics, government officials, policy makers, scientists, investors, researchers, engineers, installers, manufacturers, architects, builders, consumers and others invested in renewable energy to learn about the latest technology, products, trends, installation techniques, policies and more.