The XPO writes: This will be the first time in the history of the event that visitors to the Solar Decathlon can also experience an educational transportation component. Together, Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO Transportation Zone are two complementary attractions that will create a unique and powerful showcase for technology, education, products, arts, and business opportunities related to clean and renewable energy generation and efficient energy use. The following is from an XPO news release. By Amber Archangel
Transportation Zone Unveiled at U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO
The addition of the GreenStreets Experience within a new Transportation Zone at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO significantly broadens the scope of this free public event.
For the first time, an educational transportation component will be held alongside the Solar Decathlon – a world-renowned international competition for highly energy efficient, solar-powered houses that is making its California debut at the Orange County Great Park from October 3-6 and October 10-13.
“The XPO Transportation Zone and GreenStreets Experience fulfill a long-held desire to include more clean energy educational elements that visitors can enjoy while attending the Solar Decathlon,” said Richard King, Director of the Solar Decathlon for the U.S. Department of Energy.
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As part of the XPO Transportation Zone, the GreenStreets Experience will showcase advanced automotive technologies that are reshaping the landscape of personal transportation.
Visitors will have the opportunity to test drive fuel-efficient hybrids and zero emission, plug-in electric vehicles. In addition, the XPO Transportation Zone will feature a large expo area for automakers and transportation-related companies to display their clean energy products and technology advancements.
The automotive manufacturers providing ride and drive opportunities are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. For automotive manufacturers interested in participating in the GreenStreets Experience, please visit GreenStreets.info or contact [email protected].
Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are also available for companies and organizations interested in participating in Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO, which is expected to attract 100,000 visitors. For information about XPO sponsorship, contact Chris Baiocchi at [email protected] or visit
the-xpo.org/participate/sponsors. For information about exhibitor opportunities, visit the-xpo.org/participate/exhibitors or contact Holly Henson at 949-724-7508.
It’s FREE! Public hours will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily:
Thursday, October 3 – Sunday, October 6, 2013
Thursday, October 10 – Sunday, October 13, 2013