Join us at the Sustainable Energy Week, September 12th to the 18th and learn about energy efficiency, solar power, electric cars, home energy retrofitting and a host of other green and sustainable lifestyle choices. The week features special events, tours, a family fun day and a cutting-edge energy conference presented by the California Center for Sustainable Energy.
Sustainable Energy Week will get under way with a combined Family Energy Day and Street Smart San Diego from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 12th. This free event focuses on money-saving energy tips and sustainable products and the newest electric and alternative fuel vehicles. There will be live entertainment on the solar powered stage, mini-workshops, sustainable local food, games and more than fifty vendors with the latest in energy solutions for your home.
Highlights of Street Smart include meeting celebrity race car driver Leilani Münter, known as Carbon Free Girl, who brings environmental awareness to NASCAR. You can also preview and test drive some of the latest pre-market plug-in cars, like the Nissan Leaf, Toyota Plug-In Prius, Think, Chevrolet Volt and Tesla Roadster. Plus kids can drive solar-powered mini-cars, scooters, Sony’s Eneloop electric bike and more. There will also be free food and great prizes, including a drawing for a $9,800 solar water heating system.
The latest energy-efficient technologies
Two days of Clean Energy Commercial Tours will take participants to view some of the most sophisticated and advanced high-performance buildings in San Diego on Tuesday, September 14th and Wednesday, September 15th. The tour will showcase the latest energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies, including San Diego’s first LEED-certified hotel.
The Clean Energy Conference will bring some of the nation’s leading energy experts to San Diego on Thursday, September 16th at the San Diego Convention Center. Representatives from industry, government, academia and the nonprofit sector will offer insights and predictions on topics including solar power, deep energy savings for businesses, energy behavior, energy storage, wind power, smart grid, utility-scale renewable energy and much more. There will be a green jobs information center and a networking reception.
It’s a Great Time to Learn About Being Energy Wise
For more information and registration, go to www.sustainableenergyweek.org or call (858) 244-1177.