*SPECIAL EVENT* Open House: Solar Panel Factory & Solar Farm Site

Solar Manufacturing Plant and Solar Farm Site Open to the General Public


Lake Mary, FL., February 17, 2011– BlueChip Energy (BCE) a provider of completer solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, government, and utility applications, today announced that it will be an event host for the 2011 Florida Renewable Energy Tour in greater Orlando on Saturday, February 26th.

The tour will travel through 10 cities across the state during February 2011 and will feature discussions of renewable energy legislation to be introduced in the 2011 Legislative Session. The tour will also feature industry and policy experts along with state and local elected officials. The Orlando event kicks off with a morning site visit to the BCE solar module manufacturing facility and solar farm in Lake Mary, followed by visits to local renewable energy and energy efficiency installations. Orlando is the last tour stop on the statewide schedule.

The afternoon will be a town hall style panel discussion and presentations from local and state legislators and renewable energy experts to be held at the University of Central Florida. Discussion topics include: local job creation and economic growth, free market forces, energy security, pending legislation, innovations in industry, municipal approaches, and economics of renewable energy.

“Citizens and businesses are invited to be part of the tour and have a voice in shaping the renewable energy and energy efficiency future of Florida” said Lawrence Hefler, spokesman for BlueChip Energy. “They can learn about pending legislation, interact with elected officials, and network with people involved in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. BlueChip Energy encourages and supports a free market for renewable energy in Florida.”

The tour will be attended by local businesses, City, county, and municipal employees and local elected officials, City and local sustainability and green commissions, Regional planning councils and members, Renewable energy supporters and advocates.

BlueChip Energy, LLC (BCE) is a fully-integrated solar PV power generator, occupying all segments of the solar power value chain, from manufacturing of solar panels and balance of systems components, to the sale of turnkey solar power plants – and solar electricity — to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. BCE develops, finances, constructs, operates, and monitors solar plants for companies and individuals. The company is also a licensed provider of renewable solar energy as a qualifying power production facility of 80 MW, with the right to sell electricity to a utility.