‘Solar Power To the Rescue’ Seminar Set May 28 At Cape Canaveral Library
By Space Coast Daily // May 27, 2016
solar energy in the aftermath of a hurricane
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – “Solar Power to the Rescue” is set Saturday, May 28 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Cape Canaveral Library, located at 201 Polk Avenue in Cape Canaveral.
The public is invited to join this informative seminar on innovative uses of solar energy in the aftermath of a hurricane and major storm event.
The keynote speaker will be William B. Young, president and principal senior engineer for SunTree Consulting and director of the Florida Renewable Energy Association.
Young will demonstrate how renewable and alternative energy is utilized in disaster relief and emergency management operations. Since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, he has under the direction of a relief agency helped communities deal with power outages by using solar to power essential services.
Young first used solar energy in 1969 during Hurricane David where he used solar energy for a two way radio. In 1992, he was called into action with the Florida Solar Energy Center with disaster relief for Hurricane Andrew.
This Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 miles an hour left 200,00 people homeless, many hospitalized, with an acute shortage of supplies and took months to get things back to normal.
Along with disasters from storm events are fuel shortages, which makes the generation of electricity from photovoltaic cells invaluable.
Solar power generators supplement the fuel driven generators by providing load needs such as radio transmissions, lighting, cookers, vaccine refrigeration, fans, medical technology and more.
Unlike fuel driven generators, the solar counterparts are very reliable as they have no moving parts.
This seminar gives a glimpse into the past on not only how solar energy can be used for relief by governmental agencies, but also small projects that individuals can afford themselves during these situations.
A round robin discussion will be included, inviting solar energy enthusiasts to show and tell of their favorite solary energy gadgets, DIY projects and saving money through cooperative bulk purchasing.
For more information call 321-345-1513, text 904-290-1513 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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