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Wilson College to Host 6th Annual 'Energy and You' Workshop Feb. 8

Posted: January 27, 2014

Wilson College will host the 6th annual “Energy and You” workshop for home and business owners who want to know how they can afford a renewable energy system on Saturday, Feb. 8. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Brooks Science Complex, with walk-in registration starting at 8 a.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE
: Jan. 27, 2014
CONTACT: Chris Mayer, Fulton Center for Sustainable Living
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3247
Email: christine.mayer@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Wilson College will host the 6th annual “Energy and You” workshop for home and business owners who want to how they can afford to install a renewable energy system on Saturday, Feb. 8. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Brooks Science Complex, with walk-in registration starting at 8 a.m.

This year’s theme, “Renewable Energy – Beyond Incentives and Rebates,” will explore the affordability of renewable energy systems and demystify the buying options now available. Solar energy advocate John Christensen, who handles quality assurance at Mountain View Solar in West Virginia, will be the keynote speaker.

The workshop will also feature special interest sessions throughout the day, including: “Pellot Stove Technology and Economics for Residential Applications,” “Biomass Boilers: Turning Large- and Small-Scale Waste Into Clean Energy,” “How Renewable Energy Experiences Growth in States with Few Incentives,” and electric vehicle savings comparisons. In addition, a case study of Wilson’s energy-efficient, 1864 farmhouse will be presented.

“Energy and You 2014” will also feature alternative energy vendors and demonstrations.

Admission with preregistration is $20 per person and $30 for couple. A buffet lunch is included only with preregistrations made by Feb. 3; Walk-in registrations will be accepted for $10, space permitting, the morning of the event.

More information and a registration form can be found by visiting www.wilson.edu/energy.

The workshop is co-sponsored by Wilson’s Fulton Center for Sustainable Living and Hagerstown Community College’s Alternative Energy Club. For more information, contact FCSL Program Manager Chris Mayer at christine.mayer@wilson.edu or 717-264-4141, Ext. 3247.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 34 majors/concentrations and master’s degrees in education, the humanities and accountancy. Wilson is committed to providing an affordable education that offers value to its students beyond graduation.

Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college has a fall 2013 enrollment of 662, which includes students from 20 states and 14 countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.

Last Updated: January 27, 2014