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Alternative Energy Home by Ben Solomon at Sierra Nevada College August 31

Posted on July 29, 2010
Filed Under Lake Tahoe Eco-Tips

Learn how to develop your own net energy producing, alternative energy home at a presentation by Ben Solomon, Professor of Alternative Energy at Sierra Nevada College on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 6pm.

The program consists of images and description of the development of the Alternative Energy Program at SNC from 1971 to the present, and the conversion of the Solomon house from a “tract” house to a net energy producer.

The presentation will include helpful information for home owners to reduce their energy consumption and thereby lower utility bills as well as improving home comfort.

Ben Solomon is one of the original “green pioneers.” His innovative ideas have ranged from extensive involvement in recycling to converting their home to a net energy producer that provides enough surplus photovoltaic electricity to run their converted plug-in Prius hybrid.  Ben is a Professor of Alternative Energy at Sierra Nevada College. He was the President, and/ or Administrative Director, of SNC from 1970 to 1993, and from 2003 to 2005. He formerly taught at the University of Victoria and LA State College. His academic degrees include a BA from UC Berkeley in mathematics with a minor in Literature and an MA in Math from UCD. He has worked in the energy field since 1971, and has developed many devices and techniques for conserving and harnessing energy.

Alternative Energy Home with Ben Solomon

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

5:30 No-Host Bar. Program begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

$5 donation requested.

Assembly Rooms 139 & 141, Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences
291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nevada (on the campus of Sierra Nevada College)

For more information please contact TERC education coordinator Heather Segale at (775) 881-7562 or e-mail

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