Solar Festival Features Keynote by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.,
Technology Exhibition and Live Music
WASHINGTON, DC – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) will host SUNFEST 2008 during the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, August 27, from noon to 4 p.m. at Coors Field in Denver.
The solar festival will feature a keynote address by environmental advocate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and remarks by national and local elected officials. The latest solar energy technology will be on display for the public along with live entertainment by the Chuck McDermott Band (band that performs with Bonnie Raitt) and celebrity guests.
The event is being sponsored by SEIA members, Q-Cells, Applied Materials, Sharp Solar, Standard Renewable Energy and Suntech America as well as MolsonCoors. Exhibitors include: American Solar Energy Society, Applied Materials, Bella Energy, Colorado Solar Energy Industry Association, Douglass Roofing, REC Solar, Sharp Solar, Standard Renewable Energy, SunEdison, Sunsense, Suntech America, and USA Solar.
Note that Coors Field has a 9.9 kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system that produces enough electricity to power the ballpark’s LED scoreboard.
WHAT: SEIA SUNFEST 2008 outdoor concert and solar energy festival
WHO: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter
U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (CO)
U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter (CO-7)
U.S. Representative John Hall (NY-19)
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper
Rhone Resch, president of SEIA
WHEN: Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Noon – 4 p.m. MDT
WHERE: Coors Field
2001 Blake Street
Entrance on Wynkoop Walkway and 19th Street
Denver, Colorado 80205
*VISUALS: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, Gov. Ritter, Sen. Salazar and other speakers
Exhibits of the latest solar technology, including SunEdison’s photovoltaic (PV) solar education vehicle
(Photos and b-roll available upon request)
Solar-powered ballpark scoreboard