SOLAR 2011 will be held May 17-21 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C. Sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society, SOLAR 2011 is the longest-running educational event in the U.S. for solar- and renewable-energy professionals.

SOLAR 2011 will be held May 17-21 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C. Sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society, SOLAR 2011 is the longest-running educational event in the U.S. for solar- and renewable-energy professionals.

Now in its 40th year, the SOLAR 2011 program has been developed by and for solar- and clean-energy experts working in: technology, buildings, policy, professional education, work-force development and consumer education.

The conference will provide a single-source event for media, academics, government officials, policy makers, scientists, investors, researchers, engineers, installers, manufacturers, architects, builders, consumers and others invested in renewable energy to learn about the latest technology, products, trends, installation techniques, policies and more

More than 5,000 attendees are expected to attend. Many sessions will offer continuing education credits for architects, installers, engineers and others. There will be many top-level speakers and hundreds of exhibitors displaying the latest solar and renewable energy technology.

Also happening as part of Solar 2011 is the 36th National Passive Solar Conference and the Sixth Renewable Energy Policy, Advocacy and Marketing Conference.

For more information, visit www.nationalsolarconference.org or www.solar2011.org. Or contact Kate Hotchkiss, national solar conference director, at 303-443-3130 ext. 111, or KHotchkiss@ases.org.