The University of Northern Iowa will hold a Northeast Iowa Solar Energy Fair at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) on Saturday, June 6. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The purpose of the fair is to make solar energy easily accessible and to link businesses and home owners to local and regional solar installers and contractors. The event will show audience how solar energy systems are accessible, useful and cost effective.
“We are intensifying our work in raising awareness about the need for communities to move away from fossil energy and invest in renewable sources of energy in our region,” said CEEE program manager Carole Yates.
Mike Barnes, Alternative Energy Systems adviser at Hawkeye Community College; Warren McKenna, manager of Farmers Electric Co-op, Kalona, and Pete Olson, Energy Services manager at Cedar Falls Utilities will speak at the event.
Attendees will have the opportunities to meet local solar installers, learn about tax credits, discover energy savings and observe solar systems at work.