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2010.09.23 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Warm Air Solar Collector Lecture and Workshop Oct. 8-10

Omaha - The Nebraska Solar Energy Society (NSES), in conjunction with the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute and the Pizza Shoppe, will host "How To Make Your Own Warm Air Solar Collector" – a lecture, workshop and installation at the Pizza Shoppe, 6056 Maple St., on Sunday, Oct. 10.

The weekend begins Friday evening with a free public lecture at the Pizza Shoppe from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to a discussion about hot thermal solar collectors by Michael Shonka, solar instructor at Metropolitan Community College.

Saturday and Sunday is “How To Make Your Own Warm Air Collector” at the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute at UNO. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. The workshop includes a presentation on different warm air solar collector designs for the do-it-yourselfer, and hands-on time building, with installations on Sunday afternoon. Shonka will also teach the workshop.

The cost for the for the workshop (which includes a one-year NSES membership) is as follows:
Adults: $65 non-members, $50 members
Students: $40 non-members, $30 members, with partial scholarships available for high school students.

Workshop schedule:
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute
Sunday: 9 a.m. to noon at the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute
Sunday at 12:30 p.m.: Meet at the Pizza Shoppe for a brief lecture and installation of the solar collector on the restaurant’s roof. The solar collector is part of the restaurant’s effort to lower its CO2 footprint and show support for the international 10/10/10 day of celebrating climate solutions.

The event is listed on the www.350.org website. For more information, visit www.nebraskases.org or call Brice Miller at (402) 650-6782.

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