Power Switch News
Vol. 2, No. 2Spring
Green Power Switch solar facility is up and running
12th Green Power Switch solar facility went online February 25. The facility
is located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee,
and can produce about 10,500 kilowatt-hours of electricity a year. The
8.6-kilowatt direct current installation consists of seventy-two 120-watt
polycrystalline modules supplied by BP Solar. ORNL will use this installation
to study the effects on rooftop shading, and eventually various storage
applications will be combined with the solar generation.
April 13: Hunstville,
Burritt on the Mountain is hosting Energy, Energy Conservation,
and Alternative Conservation. This educational event will highlight
energy conservation at home. For more information, contact Jeff Hughes
at 256-512-0146 or go to www.burrittmuseum.com.
April 19: Chattanooga,
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Environmental
Education Alliance are hosting an Earth Day event called the Public Interest
Environmental Symposium. The event is scheduled for all day on the campus
of UTC. Contact Jerri Phillips at 423-877-2688 for additional information.
April 20: Knoxville,
Come and join this year's EarthFest 2002 activities from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Call John Homa at 865-215-2872 or log on to www.knoxearthfest.org
to find out more.
April 20: Nashville,
Join the City of Nashville and Earth Day Festival Partners at Centennial
Park from noon to 7 p.m. for Nashvilles Earth Day Festival 2002,
whose theme is Protect Our Home. For more information contact the coordinating
committee at 615-242-5600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check the
Web site at www.nashville.gov/pw/earthday/.
April 22: Earth
April 27: Gatlinburg,
The first annual Gatlinburg Earth Day Celebration will include fun
activities, educational programs, and music for children and adults. To
find out more, call Michael Hughes at 865-436-0339 or visit www.earthdayalliance.org.