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Solar Energy Industries Association to Host SUNFEST 2008 at Democratic National Convention With Keynote By Robert Kennedy, Jr.

August 25, 2008

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 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    About SEIA  

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 http://www.seia.org/.

Solar Energy Industries Association

CONTACT: Mark Sokolove for Solar Energy Industries Association, work,+1-703-302-8382, or cell, +1-703-599-7656, mark@tigercomm.us; or MoniqueHanis, work, +1-202-682-0556, ext. 4, or cell, +1-202-236-8220,mhanis@seia.org, or Jared Blanton, work, +1-202-682-0556, ext. 96, or cell,+1-202-380-6981, jblanton@seia.org, both of Solar Energy IndustriesAssociation

Web site: http://www.seia.org/




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