Solar Fest comes to EcoCentro

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Eco-friendly festival Oct. 4 at Sinkin EcoCentro.

by Marina Garcia

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

Sinkin EcoCentro will be hosting San Antonio’s 100 percent-renewably powered Solar Fest this weekend.

The free event is open to the public and organized by Solar San Antonio, a non-profit organization making solar energy a major contributor to the creation of a new energy economy.

The event will be an information center for everything related to going solar.

Some examples are using the sun to dry clothes and using solar panel lights for landscapes or street lights.

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It is the first festival for the center and it is expected to draw 2,000 to 5,000 people.

“It’s new to us, but not a new event,” center Director Steven Lewis said.

Solar San Antonio founder William R. Sinkin created Solar Fest in 1999 to raise awareness of solar power.

The first event was 13 years ago with a number of events in city parks.

The festival will feature solar installers, a free giveaway, home improvement professionals and two food trucks.

There will be an H-E-B-sponsored Kid’s Zone with Zorb balls, a bungee run and a gladiator joust.

Main Avenue, Locust Street and Dewey Place will be closed for the event.

The event is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Sinkin EcoCentro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

For more information, visit www.solarfestsa.com.

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