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Sanders to Announce Launch of Solar Testing Site in Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 1 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who serves on the Senate energy and environment committees, will be joined on Monday by Gov. Peter Shumlin and representatives of IBM, Sandia National Laboratories, and the U.S. Department of Energy to launch the Vermont Photovoltaic Regional Test Center.

The new center, one of only five in the United States, will enable research on integrating solar panels into the statewide smart grid.

Who: Sen. Sanders; Gov. Shumlin, Minh Le, program manager for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office; J. Stephen Rottler, vice president of Energy, Climate, & Infrastructure Security at Sandia National Laboratories; and Janette Bombardier, the IBM senior location executive in Vermont.

What: Opening of the Vermont Photovoltaic Regional Test Center

When:  10 a.m.; Monday, Nov. 4

Where:  IBM (Williston campus):  To left and rear of 559 Mountain View Road (Paya’s Auto), Williston, Vt. 

Contact: Michael Briggs 202 228-6492

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