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Monday, September 1, 2014
News Release

Contact: Shane Ammerman 
Phone: (702) 455-5010 
Email: Sla@ClarkCountyNV.gov 
Thursday, September 12, 2013 
Solarbration Solar Festival 

       The second annual Solarbration Solar Festival, free to the public, will offer the community an opportunity to enjoy solar-powered art, live music, food, and fun. Plus there will be solar demonstrations, and the latest information on sustainable energy.  

       Whether you are looking for information on solar financing, the Solar Generations rebate program, federal rebates, energy-efficient home improvements, or Energy Star appliances, the Solar Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2 to 7 p.m. will be your one-stop resource center.  

       The wide range of exhibitors will include solar and renewable energy companies, green home builders, sustainable home products, and hybrid and electric vehicles along with the County Office of Sustainability.  

       Visit the festival’s Solar Village and listen to live bands and buy food from local food trucks. There also will be fun, hands-on activities for children along with solar art projects, games and make-and-take solar nightlights among the many and varied activities. You’ll have a chance to meet more than 35 exhibitors, with selected presentations on solar living, electric cars and more – plus, get answers to questions about solar energy and find out how to install solar on your home or business.  

       The Conservation District of Southern Nevada is hosting the event at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road. The purpose of the festival is to blend art, technology and outreach to promote renewable energy, inspire conservation, and support sustainable communities.  

       “We promise to deliver a fun-filled family event that will be a one-stop location for everything related to going solar,” said Jon Wardlaw, Commission chairman of the Conservation District of Southern Nevada. “We will have all the latest information regarding energy rebates, tax credits, solar financing, and lots of hands-on activities for all ages.”  

       This year’s event will be “bike-friendly” and promises to be even more fun and activity-packed than last year. The Lifelong Learning Center is located right on the Windmill exit of the Clark County 215 trail. Bike clubs are encouraged to make a ride out of the event. If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity, visit www.solarbration.org.  

       Solarbration partners include Clark County, the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition, Cooperative Extension, Natural Awakenings, Southwest Gas, Sun Solar, Energy Fit and Solar NV. For more information visit http://www.cdsn.org/solarfestival.html or like the Solar Festival – Las Vegas page on Facebook.

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