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With nearly 1000 exhibitors the Solar Expo has taken over the convention center here in Anaheim. After a brisk 15 minute walk we finally reached the far corner of the hall have begun visiting the exhibitor booths. Some bad news due to the proprietary nature of the show, pictures will be very limited from within the hall. Currently the hall is filling with the thousands of attendees from over 90 countries. The US Energy Department has announced new funding that will be available soon for solar related projects. Charlie Hemmeline the Director of Solar Technology with the US Energy Department spoke on the importance of Market Collaboration and to discuss the new mapping and technology that is being used to designate and design solar projects. The conference has featured guest speakers such as U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Ed Begley Jr. and Robert F Kennedy Jr. Today we will focus on the Exhibitor Hall; some of the new technology is stunning as new products are being shown here for the first time. As the show continues the Arizona Contingent is working together to bring new opportunities and products to the Arizona market. Last Night culminated with a Solar Power International (SPI) party at Disney Land. Over 15,000 attendees descended on Disney Land for what proved to be the most exciting Private Party & Networking event that I have ever been to. The excitement will undoubtedly continue, stay tuned as we provide updates to you.   Timeline for Wednesday 10/28 (All events held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA) 8 – 10 a.m. – General Session in the Arena – Keynote by RFK Jr. – CEO Panel #1: “Developing the Utility-Scale Market for Solar” – Moderator: Michael Schmela, Editor in Chief, Photon International – Panelists: Don Brandt, Arizona Public Service; Reyad Fezzani, BP Solar; John Woolard, BrightSource; Robert E. Hunzinger, Gainesville Regional Utility; Carlos Domenech, SunEdison 10:15 – 11 a.m. – Press Conference in Room 202AB with RFK Jr., and solar and utility CEOs; Room 202AB 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Public Night at Anaheim Convention Center (free access for everyone) Workshops: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Solar PV for Homeowners with Gary Barsley, Southern California Edison and Michael Hidary, Global Solar Center, Room 207ABCD 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. California Solar Initiative (CSI) Forum, Room 303ABCD 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Solar Hot Water Heating for Homeowners with Mark Thornbloom, Viessmann Manufacturing Company and Tom Bohner, Integrated Solar LLC, Room Grand Ballroom DE 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Find Your Dream Job in Solar with Andy Black, On-Grid Solar and Liz Merry, Verve Solar, Room 204ABC 7:30 – 8:30 PM Solar Advocates in Action with Scott Hennessey and Katherine Gensler, Solar Energy Industries Association, Room 207ABCD   Photo Gallery Click on a thumbnail to see a larger photo. {gallery}solar2{/gallery}  
With the change in weather, it looks like control burning may be on tomorrow; Highway 69/89 interchange progress and vehicle break ins, all covered by Bill's Daily Report today.
Charlie brings the latest update from Anaheim and the Solar Power International Conference & Expo.
The H1N1 vaccination clinic has been cancelled tonight; as has the control burn. Bill also brings news of rescue personnel that saved a hiker in Sedona, and more.
Extra care will be taken with tomorrow's prescribed burn, Bill reports. Additional news on burglary suspects, Sundogs, well classes, and more.