April 09, 2010

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University's Solar Scholars will offer a free workshop on the basics of solar energy on Saturday, May 1. [NOTE: this event was originally scheduled for April 17 and has been rescheduled to May 1.]

Free and open to the public, the workshop will be held in the Elaine Langone Center's Gallery Theater from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advance registration is required.

"The workshop is designed to teach the basics of solar energy and why it might be a good choice for home installations," said Zak Elmanakhly, Class of 2010, student organizer and intern in the Bucknell University Environmental Center. "The presentation will range from tips for living sustainably and saving money on energy costs within the home, to exciting new technologies in solar energy and where the field is going."

How solar works
Workshop participants can expect to learn how solar energy works - from the time the sun hits a solar panel to when it lights a bulb in their home.

The presentation will feature guest lecturer Craig Dwyer, a Bucknell senior who started a solar energy installation business last summer.

To register for the workshop, contact Zak Elmanakhly at zak.elmanakhly@bucknell.edu or 845-380-8157.

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