SUNY Orange presents lectures on alternative power this month and next

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:24

Middletown — A series of four lectures on Alternative Power will take place in February and March at SUNY Orange, Middletown campus. The topics will be Solar, Nuclear, Hydro, and Wind. All of the programs are free and open to the public and will be held in Harriman Hall 111 Lecture Hall and Film Theatre which is located at the corner of Wawayanda and East Conkling Avenues. The first lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. when Dr. William Makofske will present a lecture with PowerPoint entitled “Solar Technologies for New and Existing Homes.” He has fashioned his presentation as a primer on how to design and/or incorporate solar energy technologies for hot water, heating, cooling, and electricity into new and existing homes. He has a great deal of hands-on experience with this technology. His solar house in Warwick is near zero net energy, and has been on the National Solar Tour since 2003. Makofske has a PhD in Physics from Rutgers University, and is a Professor Emeritus, Ramapo College of New Jersey. In 1999, he was a Fulbright Fellow in alternative energy and environmental protection in Germany. He has researched and taught about energy efficiency and renewable energy for over 40 years. He is currently teaching and developing curricula for energy auditing, and is active as a lecturer, consultant, and member of Sustainable Warwick. The Alternative Power Lecture Series is produced by Cultural Affairs to which questions may be directed at 341-4891, and