For Immediate Release


Contact: Kenneth Sheinkopf
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-5703
Phone: (321) 638-1007
FAX: (321) 638-1010
Renewable Energy Conference to be Held in Cape Canaveral
A four-day conference on the use and development of renewable energy in the
Caribbean will be held in Cape Canaveral from June 3 to 6. ¿Renewables: The Road to
Sustainability¿ is the seventh program in a series sponsored by Sustainable
Applications for Tropical Island States (SATIS) and the Caribbean Solar Energy Society. 

Bill Young of the University of Central Florida¿s Florida Solar Energy Center is
serving as technical contact for the conference, which will be of special interest
to Caribbean government officials and people doing business in the Caribbean islands.

Solar energy technology offers significant potential as a major energy source in the
area, as well as growing opportunities for jobs such as contractors and installers.
Topics of special interest to government officials include energy costs and how to
reduce them and using renewable energy as a critical power supply during energy
outages and disasters. Business sessions include discussions of the latest markets
for renewable energy in the Caribbean.

This is the first time the SATIS conference will be held in the United States, and
researchers from across the Caribbean will present their latest findings.

Young said ¿this program is designed to bring together scientists, technologists and
industry from both inside and outside the Caribbean to talk about ways that tropical
nations can use energy conservation, solar energy, wind, biomass and other
cost-effective renewable technologies. 

"There will be information and an open forum on climate change to discuss Caribbean
perspectives. This year¿s program will feature a special exhibit on solar, wind,
energy, water and the environment, and there will be workshops on solar energy
technology and energy-efficient building practices."

The program will be held at the Radisson Beach Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral.
The conference also includes a tour of the Florida Solar Energy Center, which has
one of the largest solar simulators in the world and an energy-efficient office
complex that includes renewable energy systems.

For more information or to view the conference program, visit 
or contact Young at 321-638-1443 or