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ARCATA, CALIFORNIA'S SECOND ANNUAL RENEWABLE ENERGY FAIR is April 24th, 1993 and will take place in Redwood Community Park from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. In case of rain we will move to the Arcata High School Gym. This year's event is sponsored by Redwood Alliance, Citizens for Social Responsibility, Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, Solutions, Power 96 KFMI, Earth Options Institute, and Home Power Magazine. Speakers will include Richard Perez, editor of Home Power Magazine; Dennis Weaver, actor (invited); and emcee Wavy Gravy (invited). Enjoy live music and entertainment all day long from our Solar-Powered Sound System, and bring the kids for the fourth annual Earth Games Festival. Workshops are planned on Alcohol Fuels, Battery Storage, Bio- Gas, Efficient Lighting, Electric Vehicles, Human Powered Vehicles, Humboldt Happenings, Hydro Power, Hydrogen Fuel, Passive Solar Heating, Photovoltaic Design, Rammed Earth Homes, Solar Cookers, Solar Hot Water, Teachers' Workshop, Thermal Curtains, and Wind Power. For further information, booth space applications, or details on becoming one of our fair's sponsors or contributors, please contact us at: Renewable Energy Fair PO Box 4179 Arcata, CA 95521 • 707-822-3481

SEERs SOLAR SUMMIT! SEER is not having a public event this year, instead a SOLAR SUMMIT is planned for the renewable energy and transportation industry. Proposed topics include industry & governmental interfacing, financing, industry networking, current technology, educational programs, contract opportunities. Representatives from CALSEIA, EVA, ERA, SCCA will be present. The Solar Summit is scheduled for August 6, 7, &

8 in Willits, CA. A local resort has been reserved for the event. For more information contact Solar Summit, 733 S Main St #234, Willits, CA 95490 or call 707-459-1256

North San Francisco Bay Chapter of the Electric Auto Assoc. (EAA) holds meetings on the second Saturday of each month at the PG&E Business Center, 111 Stony Cir, Santa Rosa, CA from 9:30 AM-Noon. For information on the EAA and the chapter nearest you, send an SASE to 1249 Lane St, Belmont, CA 94002, or call 415-591-6698 (10 to 5 on weekdays).

The American Hydrogen Association's Silicon Valley Chapter is now offering access to a bulletin board system with information on solar cells, hydrolyzers, gensets, windmills, hydropower, ocean thermal energy, converters (OTRCs), bio ponds, thermal cracking and other means of converting solar energy in Hydrogen. Learn about technologies for transporting hydrogen by pipeline, storage of hydrogen as a liquid, a gas, and a hydride, combustion of hydrogen with air and by catalytic burning and how hydrogen is electrochemically combusted to produce electricity within fuel cells. Contact: The American Hydrogen Association-Silicon Valley Chapter Headquarters, 1401 Pointe Claire Ct., Sunnyvale, CA 94087, [email protected] [email protected] THE 2ND TEHACHAPI WIND FAIR AND WINDMILL HIKE will be held May 22-23, 1993. Sponsored by the Kern Wind Energy Assoc., Southern California Edison and Mountain Valley Airport, the weekend festival celebrating the success of the area's renewable energy industry will be held at the local sailplane port. The fair will again include displays of wind and solar energy as well as electric vehicles , tours of an area wind farm, kite flying, sky diving and a host of other activities. As part of the Wind Fair's activities, the annual hike among the wind turbines will be held at

9 AM on Saturday, May 22. For more info about the fair or the windmill hike call Tehachapi Wind Fair Committee at 805-822-3222, or contact the Wind Energy Assoc. at 805-822-7956.

ARROYO SECO EARTH FESTIVAL: April 24, 1993. Earth Parade, over 200 environmental exhibitors, environmental theme park featuring energy, transportation, air quality, waste & recycling, food & agriculture, children, water, recreation, housing, conservation, business, manufacturing, nature and more. Live music, clowns jugglers entertainment, food earth games and a job fair. For more info contact Timothy Brick, The Arroyo Seco Council, 16 S Oakland Ave Ste 205, Pasadena, CA 91101 • 818-792-2917

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the US Dept. of Energy (DOE) is sponsoring WINDPOWER '93 on July 12-16, 1993. The meeting, AWEA's 23rd national conference and exposition, will take place in San Francisco, California at the Fairmont Hotel, Nob Hill. For more information contact Windpower '93, 777 N Capitol St NE Ste 805, Washington, DC 20002. Siemens Solar Industries is offering its training program, Photovoltaic Technology and System Design. Siemens has been presenting this week long course since 1981. Learning begins by purchasing the two volume set of Training Manual and Technical Appendix for $175. The fee includes their award winning 30 minute videotape "The World of Solar Electricity". Step two is a 5 day training class at Siemens Solar in Camarillo, CA on April

19-23, July 19-23 and October 4-8, 1993. The training class, including the two set manual & video, is $1500 (food and lodging not included). The course offers hands-on experimentation with inverters, controllers, batteries, modules, trackers and loads. For more information contact Mark Mrohes, Siemens Solar Industries, 4650 Adohr Ln, Camarillo, CA 93011 or call 805-482-6800

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Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.

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