Images of the Energy Fair

Posted on June 25, 2008. Filed under: General | Tags: |


The EETimes Web site hosts a gallery of images from the recent Energy Fair.

In addition, the site includes an article by George Leopold:

CUSTER, Wis. — The man’s fishing cap has a picture of a fish piloting a boat. Under the picture it states, “My wife says I fish too much.”
Not the kind of person you’d expect at an alternative energy fair in this bucolic central Wisconsin community known for progressive thinking and it’s back-to-nature lifestyle.

But the fisherman is standing in front of Mike Mitchell’s booth at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s annual fair grilling the electric bike dealer from Milwaukee about how long it will take the recharge the battery on the “Mikey” bike. “What size is the motor?” the fisherman asks. “Thirty-six volts,” Mitchell responds.

“How do I get a dealership?” counters the fisherman, wheels turning in his head.

The fisherman’s son joins in, saying he’s interested in an electric bike to haul his kayak back after long, tiring river trips.

This and countless other examples illustrate how soaring energy costs are pushing alternative power and green technology into the mainstream. This year’s energy fair was the largest ever, according to the association’s executive director, Tehri Parker.

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