Save the date, May 12, 2018 11 AM – 8 PM
High Tech in Highland Park!
Three civic organizations combine efforts to host the first Energy, Sustainability &Tech Fair (ESTF) in historic Highland Park. This event is sponsored by state-wide and local organizations;
All are welcome to participate. This event is designed to engage homeowners, students, professionals, activists, and the just plain curious to network and learn about energy conservation and best practices that you can take home and use.
This FREE event will include a series of break-out sessions, speakers, exhibitors, and a tour of Parker Village, a revolutionary urban development in Highland Park, that is designed to be a model of sustainability, utilizing solar energy, zero net energy construction, blue infrastructure, and environmental and sustainable living measures. The centerpiece of Parker Village is the former Thompson Elementary school. Vacant for decades, the school will be converted to an energy efficient community resource center providing a bridge for the revitalization of the City of Highland Park by creating a gathering space for skills, career training, networking, entrepreneurship, focused in technology, renewable energy, and media.
Learn everything you need to take steps toward self- sufficiency: products, financing, partners, and lowering your energy bills. Get up to speed on the state of clean energy in Michigan and meet the people leading it forward. Network, showcase your business and meet new friends.
In addition to our guest speakers and exhibitors, a highlight of the event will be the commissioning of a new ‘Solartonic’ streetlight on the Parker Village campus. This new ‘Solartonic’ solar street light is an example of community-centered sustainability using the latest technology to provide publicly available Wi-Fi internet service in addition to lighting the campus. The light was manufactured by Solartonic, a Michigan solar lighting company from Ann Arbor.
Every once in a while, a truly unique solution to an everyday problem percolates to the top. Solar powered municipal lights have taken a giant step forward with innovation in the design of lighting and security for pathways, bike lanes, street lights, parking lot lights, parks, and main roadways. Solartonic’s unique vertically mounted, wrap-around, lamp pole with integrated solar panel system can supplement electrical power through an innovative grid-tied network or provide off-grid power through battery storage on site. Solartonic’s proprietary solar modules, electrical design, and mounting mechanisms provide a sophisticated renewable energy resource appropriate to an urban context.
The solarap™ panels accommodate varying pole orientations that optimally absorb all available direct and diffuse sunlight, to provide consistent power throughout all the seasons.
Another event feature will be the first meeting of Metro Detroit Chapter of the Michigan Solar Users Network. The Michigan Solar Users Network (MiSUN) is an organization of solar owners to share information regarding their experience to educate and expand solar to other homeowners and businesses.
For complete information please register online for this Free Event
The 2018 Energy, Sustainability & Tech Fair Presented by
Sponsorship information available here: https://www.soulardarity.com/estf_sponsor
For additional information:
Energy Systems Analyst
Newman Consulting Group LLC
Source: Newman Consulting Group