Archive for February, 2007

Presentation on Renewable Energy in Disaster Relief Set for Feb. 22

Monday, February 12th, 2007

A free presentation for the general public on disaster preparedness using renewable energy technologies will be presented at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) in Cocoa on Thursday evening, February 22.

The event will be held in the FSEC auditorium at 1679 Clearlake Road in Cocoa, on the campus of Brevard Community College and UCF in Cocoa. The doors will be open at 5:45 p.m. and the hour-long presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m.

The presentation by Bill Young, a researcher and disaster relief expert at FSEC, will focus on two important questions: what do you need to do to prepare for an emergency situation, and what are the benefits of using renewable energy technologies?  Solar and other forms of renewable energy offer many benefits to individuals and communities after disasters ranging from hurricanes and severe storms to terrorism or other major calamities, providing power for emergency lighting, medical facilities, shelters and other critical needs. (more…)