Presentation on Renewable Energy in Disaster Relief Set for Feb. 22

A free presentation for the general public on disaster preparedness using renewable energy technologies will be presented at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) in Cocoa on Thursday evening, February 22.

The event will be held in the FSEC auditorium at 1679 Clearlake Road in Cocoa, on the campus of Brevard Community College and UCF in Cocoa. The doors will be open at 5:45 p.m. and the hour-long presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m.

The presentation by Bill Young, a researcher and disaster relief expert at FSEC, will focus on two important questions: what do you need to do to prepare for an emergency situation, and what are the benefits of using renewable energy technologies?  Solar and other forms of renewable energy offer many benefits to individuals and communities after disasters ranging from hurricanes and severe storms to terrorism or other major calamities, providing power for emergency lighting, medical facilities, shelters and other critical needs.

This presentation is hosted by the Florida Solar Energy Center as part of the Space Coast Science Education Alliance’s community speaker series on topics of local interest.  The Space Coast Science Education Alliance (SCSEA) is an affiliation of organizations devoted to education, science and the environment. Its mission is to promote science literacy throughout the Space Coast region.  The speaker series is geared for high school age through adult audiences.

For more information, contact Susan Schleith at 321-638-1017 or by email at  Reservations are requested to assure adequate seating.

There is no charge for this opportunity to learn how these technologies can serve you not only in a crisis, but every day!

The Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central Florida, is the largest and most active state-supported energy research center in the country.  Current research activities include solar water and pool heating, solar electric and distributed generation systems, energy-efficient buildings, alternative transportation systems, hydrogen fuel, fuel cells and other energy areas.  For more information about the center, visit or call the FSEC Public Affairs Office at (321) 638-1015.