Jenkintown EAC Block Party & Solar Party Demo
Hosted By Jenkintown Environmental Advisory Committee
Took place on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Jenkintown Town Square
Leedom Street, Jenkintown 19046
On July 30, 2019, at 6:30 PM the Jenkintown Environmental Advisory Committee will host a Special Informative Demonstration at their "Block Party Community Event". Greenwood Avenue will be closed to vehicles from Leedom Street to the entrance of the municipal parking lot from 6:30 to 9:00 PM to make room for the festivities. The JEAC has arranged for an Expert, Solar Powered Technology Presentation by Ph.D. Candidate, Nicholas Valdes of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Institute of Energy Conversion University of Delaware. Discover how solar energy can be used to power your world! Have fun learning as you also experiment with solar-powered cars, crickets, and more! The Institute of Energy Conversion (IEC), located at the University of Delaware is the oldest solar energy research institute in the world. Established by Karl Boer in 1972 to pioneer research on thin film solar cells. The IEC performs independent research and collaborates with businesses alongside training undergraduate and graduate students in solar cell engineering. In 2011, the organization was the highest recipient of the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) SunShot Initiative and was awarded five grants totaling $9.1 million to research next generation solar cells to reduce the cost of solar cells by 75 percent by the end of the decade. To learn more about the Institute of Energy Conversion go to https://iec.udel.edu. If you ever had an interest, questions or ideas on Solar Power this is THE event to attend. Collins Nursery will be present and will have a full demonstration on Native plantings! The event will also include free pizza and free face painting.