HOME. 2014. Keynote:  - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dan Lepinski

“Building Green Isn’t Just for Experts”

Dan has been professionally involved in solar energy for more than 40 years. He lived "off-grid" with his family in Wisconsin for eight years, with solar and wind energy the only sources of electricity. Dan's 2400 square-foot all-electric Texas home today is equipped with solar electricity, solar hot water, and numerous energy efficient steps that yield an average $48 monthly utility bill.

Dan spent seven years on the Technical Editing Staff of Home Power Magazine (a publication focused on renewable energy, alternative transportation, and energy efficiency). He was on broadcast radio for more than five years, with three years as weekly co-host of Mother Earth News Radio, a nationally syndicated radio program on the USA Radio Network and select National Public Radio stations.

As a member of the Curriculum Advisory Boards for the Dallas and Tarrant Community College Districts, Dan recommends classroom coursework related to energy conservation and  renewable energy. He also participates on committees addressing and consulting on domestic and global solar energy issues.

Dan was recently honored by the State of Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association with a Special Achievement Award for Excellence and Accomplishments in the field of Solar Energy.

Known nationally and internationally throughout the solar energy industry, Dan has a unique talent for discussing complex aspects of solar energy and energy conservation in plain English, understandable by all.

Find out more about his Solar Shuttle, used to power outdoor events.