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Plans for this summer's Midwest Renewable Energy Fair are solidifying. The Fair will introduce the general public to a wide spectrum of renewable energy technologies and their contemporary applications. Through educational workshops, and demonstrations thousands of individuals of varied backgrounds and educational levels will have access to an abundance of new ideas and products that will help conserve energy, save money and protect the environment. Here's what's happening.

Come to the Fair and get a T-shirt too!

The first wave of T-shirts are ready. The shirts are white with our logo outlined in black with red, yellow, and orange highlighting the design. One of these beautiful works of art can be yours, along with admission to all fair activities and entertainment, for a small but needed donation of $25.


We are in the process of organizing a wide variety of workshops and seek additional individuals who would like to share their expertise. Richard and Karen Perez will be our featured speakers. Planned workshops include:

0 Fundamentals of Energy, Electricity, and Electronics 0 Energy/Environment 0 Politics of Energy 0 PV

0 Microhydro 0 Wind

0 Solar Thermal 0 Integrated systems 0 Passive Solar Architecture 0 Construction Technology for Super Insulation 0 High Efficiency Appliances 0 Water Systems - Pumping 0 Transpo 0 Batteries


Music and dancing is scheduled for Friday and Saturday night with Greg Brown, a contemporary folk musician, opening the show on Friday night. Tom Pease will be staging a children's concert during the day Saturday. Plans for an alternative vehicle rally have been modified to an exposition. There will be a showcase of not only solar electric, but also super high mileage and electric vehicles. A Solar Cook-Off is scheduled on Saturday .

For those of you who are already using alternative energy and are interested in meeting others who share your experience, there will be a networking breakfast on Sunday morning at the fair. Exhibits

Booths are being reserved by businesses and schools representing PV, windpower, controllers, batteries, solar vehicles, and electric cars.

Booth space is available indoors or outdoors, with or without electricity. Booths will be approximately 10' X10'. Cost is $25. not for profit education/info, $125. for business/manufacturer, $500. for sponsorship level which also includes extra booth space and sponsorship recognition. Limited exhibitor camping is available on site.

Where Is Amherst

Amherst, Wisconsin centrally located 14 miles East of the intersection of U.S. highways 51 and 10, will host the 1990 Midwest Renewable Energy Fair August 17, 18, 19 at the County Fairgrounds. This well maintained thirty acre facility features sunny open spaces, as well as numerous buildings and ample parking. The surrounding area boasts hotel, motel and park facilities capable of accommodating the thousands of people who regularly visit beautiful, sunny central Wisconsin.


All these exciting activities and more will take place between 1 p.m. on Friday, August 17 and 3 p.m. on Sunday August 19 at the Portage County Fairgrounds near Amherst, Wisconsin.


If you would like more information on exhibiting or attending, contact us at our NEW business phone:

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