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Go SOLAR Fest 2014
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The Go SOLAR Fest Was a Shining Success!

The Go SOLAR Fest proved to be a success as more than 1,220 attendees, 54 exhibitors and 37 speakers showed up to the Broward County Convention Center on January 25-26, for the inaugural event.  Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs kicked off the program along with U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz who spoke about the importance of expanding the use of renewable energies. Broward County Commissioners Martin David Kiar, Chip LaMarca and Dale V.C. Holness also spoke about the potential economic benefits of renewable energies for Broward County as well as the region.

The exciting event offered solar and electrical contractors, installers and residents interested in bringing more solar energy to South Florida a unique opportunity to hear from the experts about recent advances in permitting, financing, solar rights, zoning, net metering and interconnection.

The Go SOLAR Fest was well attended with well over 1200 participants Go SOLAR Partnerships... the key to success. The original 14 partner cities were given plaques commemorating their participation in the Go SOLAR program. The Go SOLAR poster coloring contest winners The Go SOLAR exhibit hall was jam-packed with residents and local businesses (from left to right) Jeff Halsey, Director, Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division, Minh Le, Director, Solar Energy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy, Armando Linares, Deputy Director, Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department, Maribel Feliciano, Natural Resource Specialist III, Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division Minh Le, Director, Solar Energy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy presented the U.S. Department of Energy Vision to Advance Solar Nationally Jeff Halsey, Director, Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division, moderates the first Friday session of the Go SOLAR Fest Broward Transit BCycle Program exhibit Bryan M. Myers, Region 4 Energy and Climate Change Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency speaks about U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Energy Programs Benefits of Solar and How Solar Works - Clinton A. Sockman, Vice President of Renewable Energy, Advanced Green Technologies Keynote Address - Building a National Solar Market: Tom Tansy, Chairman of SunSpec Alliance and Program Manager, Solar 3.0 The Go SOLAR exhibit hall contained many high-tech exhibitors Welcome to the Greater Fort Lauderdale - Broward County Convention Center - A LEED Gold Facility, Julia Johnson, Sustainability Programs Manager, Greater Fort Lauderdale, Broward County Convention Center Maribel Feliciano, Natural Resource Specialist III, Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division, moderates the Saturday Go SOLAR Fest session A solar contractor registering on the Go SOLAR Online Permitting System using the Go SOLAR touchscreen computer kiosk A solar panel array display at the Go SOLAR Fest During Saturday’s The Go SOLAR conference the exhibit hall continued to be an attraction to residents and businesses interested in solar and sustainable energy solutions Many alternative vehicles were on display during the Go SOLAR Fest South Plantation High Solar Knights solar electric vehicle was on display Many Broward County Divisions had exhibits at the Go SOLAR Fest!