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 June 3 – 6. The program, “Renewables: The Road to Sustainability,” is the seventh in a series sponsored by Sustainable Applications for Tropical Island States (SATIS) and the Caribbean Solar Energy Society.

SATIS 2007 is the only conference featuring renewable energy technologies conducted in the Caribbean, and researchers from universities across the Caribbean will be presenting their latest findings. This is the first time the conference has been held in the United States.

Bill Young of the University of Central Florida’s Florida Solar Energy Center, who is serving as technical contact for the conference, said that “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. This year’s program will feature a special exhibit on solar, wind, energy, water and the environment.”

The program will be held at the Radisson Beach Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral. For a copy of the conference program and complete details, visit Abstracts are due by February 15. For more information, contact Young at 321-638-1443 or