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Gadgets and Optimism at Green Tech Showcase



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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The event was more than  a trade show. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and U.S Representative Doris Matsui were among speakers talking about green tech and public policy.

And the exhibit hall was crowded with everyone from small start-ups to 8 minute energy, a Folsom based company that hopes to convert farms in southern California to large scale solar instillations. Project manager Dirk Volbrecht says it's an endeavor that requires risk and more patience in the U.S.

VOLBRECHT: "If you look into the European markets the business development  process is about half the time compared to the U.S.  It's just you make the decision if it goes on or not, you can make it earlier."

Volbrecht says 8 minute energy has several projects in development that all told could deliver clean energy to over a million homes in California.
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