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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Don't Let the Sun Set on this Class!

Solar energy is Florida’s most abundant domestic energy resource. Citizens can join local energy leaders and learn how to make good use of this free and renewable energy source that surrounds Pinellas County in sunshine.

Solar Power in the Sunshine State – Combining Free Solar Energy with Other Techniques for High Efficiency workshop is planned for Saturday, Aug. 22, at Pinellas County Extension in Largo. The information powerhouse workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to noon and costs $15 per person. Registration is required by Friday, Aug. 21, as space is limited.

The workshop kicks off with local businesses displaying products and services available to homeowners. Lecturers include Progress Energy specialists who will provide information on incentives and programs that are aimed at improving energy efficiency and getting citizens the most value for their money. Solar Source Institute representatives will reveal the many solar options available. They will also talk about how to take advantage of benefits in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus) to help get citizens on the road to energy efficiency. A question and answer period rounds out the morning.

To register, visit, click on the “Online Class Registration” button and then the “Sustainable Living” tab. Citizens may also call (727) 582-2100. Extension is located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo


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