Marfa Ballroom Goes Solar

Marfa Ballroom Goes Solar

Ballroom Marfa’s roof has a new addition, thanks to Austin-based Green Mountain Energy Company (Green Mountain). The cultural arts space that presents visual arts, film, music and performance is now being powered partly by solar energy, while helping to promote the benefits of renewable energy in West Texas. Green Mountain donated the photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system, which is mounted on the facility’s roof and visible from the street. Ballroom Marfa is located at 108 East San Antonio St., Marfa, Texas.
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To celebrate this new addition Ballroom has planned several events.

Talk at Ten– May 7, 2009 – interview with Ballroom Marfa’s Fairfax Dorn and Green Mountain’s Greg Latson, Director of Marketing Services, at 10am on KRTS 93.5 FM or streaming live at http://www.marfapublicradio.org.

Film Screenings – May 
8, 2009, 8 – 10 pm – 
Crowley Theater

DON’T KILL THE WEATHER MAN! – Martha Colburn, 2007, The Netherlands, 4’
THE BEEKEEPERS – Richard Knox Robinson, 2009, USA, 27’
A SENSE OF WONDER – Christopher Monger, 2008, USA, 55’

Films followed by Q&A with Standard Renewable Energy’s Jordan Frugé

Solar Dedication – May 
9, 2009 – 2 – 5 pm – Ballroom Marfa Courtyard
Dedication Ceremony and guest speakers at 3.30 pm. Refreshments and food will be served throughout the afternoon by Food Shark.

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