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DATE: April 12, 2011 12:27:02 PM PDT
Satpal Sidhu to Discuss Solar Energy at WWU April 15

Contact: Patrick Buckley, Western Washington University associate professor of Environmental Studies, (360) 650-4773 or patrick.buckley@wwu.edu

BELLINGHAM – Satpal Sidhu of Sunlogics will speak on “Solar Energy – Is a Paradigm Shift at Hand?” as part of Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment speaker series at 3 p.m., Friday, April 15 at WWU’s Communications Facility Room 125.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Sidhu will be discussing the role of solar power as a renewable-energy alternative along with the economics of solar power and the differences between power grid and non-grid uses.  The future potential and developments of solar power will be explored in the context of electric vehicles.

Sidhu is currently chief operating officer of Sunlogics, a vertically integrated solar company that designs and builds utility scale solar farms, manufactures solar panels and offers other solar related services to its clients. Currently, Sunlogics is partnering with General Motors to build Volt Green Zone Electric Vehicle Charging stations at Chevy Dealers.

The Huxley College of the Environment speaker series is held to bring together interested members of the WWU and Bellingham communities. Speakers address topics of contemporary environmental concern in the region and the world.

For more information contact Patrick Buckley, Western Washington University associate professor of Environmental Studies, (360) 650-4773 or patrick.buckley@wwu.edu.

WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment is one of the oldest environmental colleges in the nation and a recognized national leader in producing the next generation of environmental stewards. The College’s academic programs reflect a broad view of the physical, biological, social and cultural world.  This innovative and interdisciplinary approach makes Huxley unique. The College has earned international recognition for the quality of its programs.

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